In case you haven’t looked recently, genealogical societies have been changing. I recently asked a friend what she thought about the typical genealogical, lineage, or heritage society. Her response almost floored me. She said that her image of the members was of elderly ladies wearing suits, hats, and gloves, convening for tea and sandwiches and a droll presentation about one of their ancestors. “How boring!” she said. It took me a while to explain that the 1950s meetings were very much a thing of the past. I shared with my friend the things that make genealogy societies vital and exciting.
The Modern Genealogical Society
A majority of contemporary genealogical societies are far from being boring and stuffy. They are alive with people who are interested in history, active in preserving and documenting people of the past, and enthusiastic about spreading the word. Their meetings are fun and informative, and their programs provide exciting information and insights to benefit the researchers. The members are eager to bring friends, relatives, and even youngsters who have expressed an interest in learning more about the family and the past. Let me give you a few examples for consideration.
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