The following excerpt is from Joan Griffis’ column in the March 6, 2011 edition of the Commercial-News.
A membership in a genealogical society usually has many advantages. Joining a society in the geographic location where you live, besides providing support for the society itself, can usually benefit that member. Becoming involved with that organization enables one to network with others as well as attend workshops and other learning experiences. Beginners are usually greatly benefited by learning from the more experienced members of the group. Volunteering to assist in the organization’s library can enable the beginner to become more familiar with genealogy books and other materials at that facility.