Historically the founding of the Brooks and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society was brought into being by students taking a genealogical beginner’s course under the auspices of Brooks Adult Further Education, with instructor Jocelyn Robertson, in the fall of 1980. Three people in the group were AGS members and with the remaining eight then becoming members, everyone in the group signed the letter of intent. Applying for Branch status on January 8, 1981 to the Society.
Thus it was that on February 12th, 1981 an inaugural meeting as the Brooks & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society was held in the library of the Brooks Junior High School with the following Charter members of the AGS Brooks & District Branch. Elections were held for executive positions.
President – Bev Hagen
Recording Secretary, Membership – Winifred Spence
Vice President – Jocelyn Robertson
Treasurer – Maren Burns
Members – Heather Miyauchi, Irene Vanderloh, Vicky Mattson, Margaret Lelond, Carol Anderson, Clara Iwaasa, and Jeanne Lutes.