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Bay County, Florida, Genealogical Society

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Bay County Genealogical Society Programs

BCGS Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the new Bay County Public Library at 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, Florida. (Exception: meetings are not held in July and August.) We provide interesting, informative, and timely presentations on a variety of topics by a variety of speakers. We do not conduct business during our regular meetings, which begin at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 20 February 2016:
Proving our Pedigree to Join Lineage Societies, by Janice Cronan.

This program will concentrate on the documentation and source citations necessary to apply for membership and essentially all our genealogy research. She will cover some of the formats used by Thomas MacEntee including citation formats. She will also be using examples from the Daughters of the American Revolution and First Families of Bay County (FFBC) applications. Many of the supporting documents have come from our BCGS website, and I will show you where to find it..

Saturday, 19 March 2016:
Cemetery Research by Fred Borg.

Saturday, 16 April 2016:
Putting Flesh on Dem Bones by Judy Bennett.

She will explain how we can combine genealogy and family history research which will help us add substance to our genealogy research.

Saturday, 21 May 2016:
Creative Ways to Share Our Family History by Jan Williams and Becky Saunders.

Saturday, 18 June 2016:
Materials available at the Bay County Library which can help us with our genealogy and family history research, by Laura Moree.

Saturday, 16 July 2016:
Closed: no meeting.

Saturday, 20 August 2016:
Closed: no meeting.

Saturday, 17 September 2016:

Saturday, 15 October 2016:

Saturday, 19 November 2016:

Saturday, 17 December 2016:
Christmas Party by Santa Claus.

Northwest Florida Events

Regional Events

Florida State Genealogical Society annual conference
Schedule being constructed

Point of contact is Cindy Hineman, (772) 532-6288,
Check the Florida State Genealogical Society Web site for more information.

National Events

Federation of Genealogy Societies
Time Travel: Centuries of Memories

31 August-3 September 2016
Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. Check the FGS Web site for more information.

National Genealogy Society
The NGS 2015 Family History Conference

Exploring the Centuries…Footprints in Time
4–7 May 2016
The Florida State Genealogical Society is the local host for this conference, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Check the NGS Web site for more information.