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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.

Thursday, 15 January 2015
Genealogy After Hours!

Join Laura Moree and the BCPL staff from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, Florida. Hands-on coaching for those researching their ancestors. Especially valuable for those pursuing First Families of Bay County Certification. Reservations required. Please call 850-522-2132.

Genealogy After Hours

Saturday, 17 January 2015:
Slavery in the Land of the Free. Why? How? by Judy Bennett.

Judy is a long time member of the Bay County Genealogical Society and frequent presenter. In her presentation she will describe how she found many of her ancestors were slave owners. In her research she has found answers to her questions of why and how this took place in a land which was founded on freedom. She says the "why" can be answered in one word, but the "how" can only be found within the context of history.

Saturday, 20 February 2015:
To Be Announced

Saturday, 21 March 2015:
To Be Announced, with Laura Moree

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
Linking the Genealogical Community

11-14 February 2015
at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Check the FGS Web site for more information.

National Genealogy Society
The NGS 2015 Family History Conference

13-16 May 2015
at the St. Charles Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, Missouri.
Check the NGS Web site for more information.