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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. www.nwrls.lib.fl.us/

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

Researchers
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. www.apgen.org

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 ResearchEmail
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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