Getting Help with Your Genealogy Problem in The Northwest Florida Area
Stymied by a genealogical brick wall? Personal assistance is available to family
researchers in the Bay County area from a variety of resources. Some are free and some are fee-based.
BCGS does not endorse or guarantee any person or entity listed here.
General Research Guidance and Methodology
The Bay County Genealogical Society
offers a variety of educational opportunities including monthly presentations on a variety of
subjects at our regular monthly meetings on the third Saturday of each month. We also offer
an annual seminar featuring either an introductory series or a collection of more advanced topics.
The Bay County Public Library
has a very large collection of "how-to" and location-specific books in their genealogy section.
The Panama City Family History Center
can order microfilms from a huge collection of genealogical materials at the Family History
Library in Salt Lake. (850) 785-9290
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
Web site offers a list of several hundred certified genealogists who offer their services for a fee.
Certified Genealogists display CG postnomials indicating that they have passed rigorous tests and
subscribe to a strict code of ethics. www.bcgcertification.org
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists
(ICAPGEN) Web site offers a list of several hundred professional genealogists who offer
their services for a fee. Accredited Genealogists are permitted to display AG postnomials indicating
that they have passed a stringent examination process. www.icapgen.org
The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Web site
offers a list of several hundred professional genealogists who offer their services for a fee. APG
members do not have to pass a competence test, but they adhere to a rigorous code of ethics.
Bay County Residents have volunteered to do lookups and/or
limited research. It is important to discuss your objectives, terms, and fees (if any) directly with
the volunteer before a project begins.
Researcher ||Lookups ||Limited Research||Email|
Becky ||free* ||free*||Becky|
Suzanne ||free* ||free*||Suzanne|
Judy ||free* ||free*||Judy|
*Free means the Panama City area only. Does not include any out-of pocket expenses such as travel, copying, and mailing. Contact the researcher for details.
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