Making the Most of Your Genealogical Society Membership

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.

Read the full column.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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