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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.

Thursday, 16 July 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, 6 June 2015:
74th Annual Pioneer Picnic.

Sponsored by the Historical Society of Bay County, Florida, with the largest collection of First Familes members ever presented!

Saturday, 20 June 2015:
Fold 3 by Mary K. McGraw.

If you are searching for information about an ancestor who served in the military, Fold3 is the place for you to begin. It is a database of documents, images, and other material covering American military history and is now owned by This presentation will help you get started in using this site.

Mary K. McGraw is a member of Bay County Genealogical Society and has been doing genealogical research for over fifteen years.

Saturday, 18 July 2015:
Closed July 18.

Saturday, 15 August 2015:
Closed August 15.

Saturday, 19 September 2015:
International Genealogy Resources by Laura Moree.

Saturday, 17 October 2015:
Advanced Autosomal DNA by Jerry Merritt.

Saturday, 21 November 2015: by Jance Cronan.

Saturday, 19 December 2015:
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.