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Virginia Branch

The Virginia Branch has over 300 members, spread across the United States and Europe, and meets twice each year, in the spring and the fall. 

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Branch officers for 2021-2023

President:  Shirley W. Seaborn

1st VP for Scholarship: Dr. Ann M. Woodlief

2nd VP/Corresponding Secretary:  Deborah B. Edlund

3rd VP for Military History: Thomas E. Grate

Chaplain: Kimberly M. Howard

Secretary:  Bryan S. Godfrey

Treasurer & Historian: B. Diane Daniel

Registrar: Judy D. Walters

The Virginia Branch will hold its spring meeting on Saturday, April 9, via ZOOM at 1:00 EDT. We are looking forward to having a representative from the Library of Virginia who will give a presentation highlighting their online resources that are available to us. Our newsletter will be published in March with more specific information about joining the virtual meeting. Both members and prospective members are welcome to participate.

Previous Presidents:


Jack Apperson

Gene Garrison

Carol Cason

Linda Scoville

Ann Woodlief



The chapter awards an annual scholarship for graduating high school seniors or college students who write an essay on Huguenot history. For details see the new application for Scholarship for the Virginia . You do not need to have Huguenot heritage to apply.

For details about membership, please e-mail your name and address to Any certified descendant of the Huguenots in colonial Virginia are eligible to join.

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