Our Board

Jean and Billy Ammons

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Billy and Jean Ammons are virtual lifetime residents of Northwest Arkansas. They have been married for 41+ years and have 5 children and 9 grand-children.  They have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 1979.  They have worked in a wide variety of community service positions over the years, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Beaver Watershed Alliance, and many different teaching and leadership positions within the Church. 

Their love for and appreciation of Family History is lifelong, though serving on the Family History Conference committee is the first formal service opportunity they have had in the Family History arena.  They are learning so much and look forward to the 2019 Family History Conference of Northwest Arkansas!


Dianne is the Public Relations Director for an area covering nine congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Northwest Arkansas.  Her responsibilities  include co-chairing the 2016 Sixth Annual Family History Conference of Northwest Arkansas.



Marcia Connors

Marcia is an avid genealogist of 30+ years experience both in her own research and professionally. She is acutely aware of how history affects genealogical research. It’s a major factor in determining where one’s ancestors may have come from and where they may have gone. This leads to the finding of history topics in addition to strictly genealogical topics.

Marcia is a past president of the Washington County AR Genealogical Society. She has been a state chairman for the TN Lineage Research Committee in the DAR, is a member of the Mayflower Society, Colonial Dames, the DAR, and KS First Families.  She has attended various National and State Genealogical Conferences, has taught classes for The Family History Conference and the Chattanooga Genealogical Conference, and at miscellaneous conventions and local genealogical societies. Her genealogical research experience is concentrated in southern states and she travels to Salt Lake City frequently to do research there.  She has two cats but has yet to research their bloodlines.

Steve Alexander

Steve is an attorney and was, in a prior life, a computer systems analyst/programmer. He retired to Fayetteville in 2006. He has an interest in genealogy which led him to design, build, and administer this website. He serves as the webmaster and the Conference’s de facto go-to computer guy.

Steve has taught courses for the Conference in Evernote For Genealogists and Google Maps And Google Earth For Genealogists.


Fred Anderson

Fred is in charge of technology at the conference, arranging internet service, computer hookups etc. He has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and teaches many classes at our Conference.

Fred is a pilot for private planes and does a great deal of traveling.

Barry and Ruby Wells

Barry Wells has been involved with collecting and organizing pictures and family documents for almost 40 years and has been digitizing them once that technology had become available.  He and his wife Ruby have processed over 15,000 such family documents over the years and created a digital library of them to share with others

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