Smoky Valley Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. was formally organized on 25 February 1970. There were seven founding members. They were: Evalyn Brady, Sibyl Stratmann, Maurine Weisgerber, Sherry Woodruff, Lucille O’Brien, Edith and Mary Scott.
They had no books. The first book purchased by the newly formed Society was “Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot’s Index.” From that one purchase 50 years ago, the library has grown to include 10,000+ volumes of genealogical material covering most of the 50 states and several foreign countries.