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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 September 2014:
Preserving Our Genealogy Research by Janice Cronan

A Power Point presentation about how to ensure that our treasured genealogy collection will be available for future generations. Where do I start, what do I keep, and how do I keep it?

Janice Cronan joined the Bay County Genealogical Society after attending the Fall Seminar in 2009. The next year she was asked to speak on Military Records, and has continued speaking on timely topics like the 1940 Census, Genetic Genealogy, Family Tree Maker software, and Civil War Ancestors. She has served the society as Budget & Finance Chair, FSGS Liason, Fall and Spring Seminar Chair, and is currently serving as the Corresponding Secretary and editor of Tracing Pasts and The County Line newsletter. In 2012 she received the BCGS President's Citation Award for service and leadership. She is a member of the following historical and genealogy societies: West Florida and Georgia Genealogy Society, South Carolina & Old Pendelton District Genealogy Society, the St. Andrew Bay DAR and Confederate Salt Works UDC. She serves on the Florida State Genealogy Society board as Trustee.

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Genealogy After Hours!

Join Becky 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 850-522-2130.

Genealogy After Hours

Saturday, 18 October 2014:
Beginner's Seminar

This seminar will be a big help to those just getting started and those who need a little guidance from some of our most experienced members. See the Fall Seminar page for more information.

Saturday, 15 November 2014:
TBD



Saturday, 20 December 2014:
Annual Christmans party and election of officers



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.