Henry Lee Society (HLS) is a genealogical organization devoted to
the Lee and similar surnames. We have open
and encourage you to join, becoming one of the largest and most
devoted communities of researchers in
world. Membership advantages include invitation to the Annual
Meeting, held at various points of interest in the
each spring, as well as access to the Members Only section of this
website which includes databases of raw and
research, contact information for members, special offers and
discounts for members, and other data of
to Lee-homonymic surname researchers.
more information on the HLS, click on the About Us tab at the top of
the page. For Becoming a Member, hit that
If you're already a member, just click on the Members Only tab,
enter your name and password, and explore the
Non members can also use the Links and Contact tabs.
It's been a hard
couple years for all of us, but the HLS is getting operational
again. We lost our dear Secretary, Melinda Pabst, to the COVID
pandemic. We all mourn her and send our best wishes to Trudie,
JJ, and the rest of their clan. Melinda will be missed.
Current officers of the HLS are Nancy Royce, President; Hardy
Pottinger, VP; HB Lee, Jr., Treasurer.
Lee continues to act as the Web Administrator. David Lee
continues to act as the FTDNA Lee YDNA Group
Administrator with help from Dennis Lee, Cynthia Forde, and Carol
Vickery. Dennis is looking to vacate
role, so we are seeking a member to take over that job.
The 2021 Annual Meeting is being planned currently, and given the
loss of Melinda, will not be in
GA. The idea of going to Salt Lake City this year has been
proposed, and is being debated.
previous years, most people will arrive in town sometime
Thursday, we'll have social and genealogical visits and gatherings on
Friday and breakout subgroup
sessions on Friday night, and the business meeting on Saturday,
followed by the Annual Dinner.
The YDNA database continues to expand and remain open to the public,
but this will change shortly as
database is a significant value adder for the HLS. Dennis is
working with an outside consultant to
the website to make some data on it restricted to HLS members
only. Stay tuned for details. You
begin to see massive changes to the website beginning now. In
fact, editing this news post was one
the first actions of the updating project.
We have a Facebook page! Please join up and invite any other
members to do so, as well. If you need
invitation, contact Carol Lee Vickery. You can reach her via
Cynthia Forde has completed a vast and expensive (she funded many
YDNA tests) analysis of the Lea
arising from Leasburg, NC. Contact her for full info, or watch
for postings on this website.
Carol Vickery, David Lee, Alex Lee, and others continue to hammer
away at the JLN family, both in terms
finding there antecedents in England and in separating out the
descendant lines. They are becoming
adept at using YFull and the Big Y test.
HB Lee, Becky Owens, and others are doing the same for the JLX line.