The following members are the current officers of the NWMGS:
- Board Members:
- President - Kelly Alvarado
- Vice President - Betty Williams Anslinger
- Recording Secretary - Kenneth Cox
- Corresponding Secretary - Carol Almanza
- Treasurer - Doni Mollus
- Member At Large - Carol Almanza
- Member At Large - Saula Sproat
- Past President - John Hutchcraft
- Committee Chairpersons:
- E-mail Representative - Connie McCoy
- Internet - Kelly Alvarado
- Journal - Rose Hutchcraft
- Librarian - Connie McCoy
- Maintenance - Kenneth Cox
- Membership - Kelly Alvarado
- Newsletter Editor - Pamela Montgomery
- Online Research Service - Connie McCoy
- Publications - Deloris Foster/Kenneth Cox
- Public Relations - John Hutchcraft
A Bit About Us
Carol Almanza - Carol is a life-long resident of St. Joseph. She is very interested in the history of the city, its architecture and its people, which was a natural transition to an interest in genealogy. She has been volunteering at the library for 10 years. Carol loves the detective work that is involved with genealogy. She is a retired RN, with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Carol serves on the board of the Mt. Mora Preservation and Restoration Association and is a member of the St. Joseph Historical Society.
Kenneth Cox - Kenny has been involved in genealogy for more than 35 years. He and his sister, Doris Lett, attended a genealogy class at Missouri Western State College and became founding members of the NWMGS. Kennny was a plumber by trade. He was born and raised in St. Joseph. He is married with 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Kenny also served his country in the Army.
Connie McCoy - Connie has been involved with genealogy for 10 years. She has been volunteering at the library since 2003, and has been the librarian at the NWMGS since 2005. She was a former teacher in the Rushville and Atchison school districts. Apart from genealogy she enjoys the pursuit of Volkswalking, bowling and visiting the courthouses of each county in Kansas. Connie is Treasurer of the Friends of Atchison Library, Treasurer of the Atchison Area Association of Retired School Personnel and the Secretary of the Atchison County Kansas Genealogical Society (ACKGS). She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Betty Williams Anslinger Betty was a charter member of the NWMGS. She began her genealogy research over 30 years ago. After taking time away to raise her children and care for her parents, she has returned to the pursuit in full-swing. As Vice President, Betty is responsible for finding speakers and coordinating the quarterly meetings. She is sometimes retired and spends much time with her granddaughter. She is also a member of the St. David's Welsh Society of Greater Kansas City and the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project in Wymore, NE, the Caldwell County Historical Society and the Ray County Genealogical Society.
Kelly Alvarado Kelly started the quest for her family history in March of 2008. As a transplant to St. Joseph, she decided help the folks in her adopted home city by volunteering at NWMGS starting in October of 2009. She has taken the lead on the database project and was recently elected President. Kelly has a wonderful husband and three children.