The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
Most genealogy societies now have web sites to publicize their activities and to attract new members. However, I am still amazed at how many of those sites have an online application for membership that states something similar to the following:
“To join the society, please print the following application on your printer, put it into an envelope, enclose a check, and mail it to the society.”
That is so 1990s!
I suspect that many would-be members stop when they see such requirements and then move on to something else. They don’t join simply because it isn’t convenient to do so.