Joining a genealogy society can be a rewarding experience. Broaden your genealogy horizons, get help finding your ancestors while helping others. Learn new ideas and tips to help you climb your family tree and discover more about your heritage.
Since family information has become so available on the Internet, many people don’t realize the vital role still played by local genealogical societies. While all of the press and excitement has been focused online, these organizations have quietly gone about their business of preserving history and making it available to the world.
They almost all have one thing in common – they are managed and run almost exclusively by volunteers.
These organizations like ours are experts at "making do" with the resources at hand, leveraging facilities, information, and personnel into viable organizations that preserve our heritage for future generations. Generally these societies are organized as non-profit corporations and those without such legal designation are still just trying to break even. No matter where you live, there is likely such an organization near you. Continued support from current and future members and friends will keep them viable.
Here are a few good reasons why you should join us and make a difference:
Meet People: A local organization is a great place to meet people who truly care about history and families; people who can teach you wonderful lessons about research, history, and life.
We have all used the services of a society that houses the archives and genealogical library for a local town or county. Just think back on that experience – helpful people providing accurate and timely information for the cost of copies, shipping, or a small donation. You can work directly with these people, learn from them, and help each other as you search for your family.
It’s fun: Do you remember the first time you stared at the record in front of you before breaking into whoops of joy at finding your long-lost ancestor? Do you remember the days of excitement while you told your family about the discovery? We only get a few of those moments usually scattered over the years of searching. You can gather a few more of these moments vicariously through your local genealogy society. When you find an ancestor for someone else, it is almost as much fun as finding your own. Society offices, museums, and libraries are filled with excitement and stories of these wonderful moments shared together.
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