Alumni Association

To join, pay your annual dues, update your contact information, buy a pin, purchase an Annual Banquet ticket, or make a donation,  visit the Members’ Corner.Alumni Association Log

The Genealogical Institute on Federal Records Alumni Association (Gen-Fed Alumni) was founded in 1983.  The purposes of the organization are:

  •  to promote, conduct, and foster education, research, study, and analysis relating to the field of genealogy; and
  •  to disseminate information and support with funds or otherwise, undertakings that are exclusively charitable, scientific, or educational in purpose.

Current officers

The alumni association uses dues for two purposes:

Funding the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship to a student attending the institute.  The scholarship is awarded to an experienced researcher in either a paid or a volunteer position, in the service of the genealogical community.

Past awardees

Contributing to the National Archives Trust Fund for the microfilming of genealogically-significant NARA records that would probably not otherwise be filmed.  Once filmed, these records will be available to a much wider audience.

Completed projects

Donations help further the alumni association’s charitable projects. Gifts are not tax deductible.


The Gen-Fed Alumni Association hosts a luncheon during the National Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference and a dinner during the week of the institute, welcoming both alumni and current participants. Newsletters are published in the spring and fall and sent to paid members of the alumni association and the current year’s institute class.


Membership is open to anyone who has completed or lectured at sessions of the National Institute on Genealogical Research (1950 to 2014) and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (2016 or later). Dues: $10.00 per year. Membership year: 1 August to 31 July.

To join, pay your annual dues, update your contact information, or make a donation,  visit the Members’ Corner.

Contact us at:
c/o Sarah Fleming, Treasurer
Gen-Fed AA
3306 Parkside Terr.
Fairfax, VA 22031-2715