Sunday, March 20, 2016

Women's History Month 2016: Tip # 19 Utilize Societies

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Are you a member of a genealogy society? Think societies are not necessary in today's world? Think again.

Joining a genealogical (or even historical) society can be a boon to your research. Why?

Societies bring together like-minded people. Those people have varying degrees of expertise in all kinds of subjects. Plus they may have access to records/resources through their society's collection.

Membership has its privileges and those privileges can include:

  • Meetings
  • Educational groups (Special Interest Groups)
  • 1:1 help
  • Field Trips
  • Research
  • Digital and library collections
  • Special access to materials online and in person

So whether you live near the society you're a member of or you join a society where your ancestor lived, it can benefit your research.

Not sure what societies are out there? Try Googling the name of the city and the words "genealogy," "genealogical society" or use the website Society Hill.

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