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Alvie L. Davidson


Lecturer: Courses 3, 6

Alvie L. Davidson, CG, retired from Naval Intelligence in the U.S. Naval Reserve after 22 years of service. Since then he has been a Florida state licensed private investigator, specializing in missing persons and genealogical applications of investigations. He is the past District Director of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators and recognized by the Circuit Court of numerous Florida counties as an expert in the field of Probate Investigation.

Alvie is certified as a CG [Certified Genealogist] by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC. He is an alumni of the National Institute on Genealogical Research, Washington, DC (1998); and the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (1999 and 2000). He is the founder (1981) and President Emeritus of the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society, Lakeland, Florida. Alvie is currently Registrar/Genealogist for the Lakeland (FL) Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution and the State Genealogist for the Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution.

Alvie is the author of Florida Land Records of the Tallahassee and Newnansville Federal Land Office 1826-1892 (Heritage Books, Bowie, MD 1988). Alvie is currently serving as an appointee to the Polk County Historical Commission in Bartow, FL. Additional information can be found at

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