WAYS FOR LOCAL SOCIETIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MSGS
Brought about to help overcome distance and communication difficulties
within the state.
Provide continuing genealogical education for local genealogists.
Provide communication between individual genealogists, the local society,
state society (MSGS), and governmental agencies involved with preserving
and using vital records.
Assist other societies to form within the state.
Provide opportunities for people to meet and to get to know each other
(picnics or other get-togethers between groups).
Provide ideas and/or speakers for other small, local societies, as well
as the state conferences.
Help locate speakers for requested workshops.
Provide space and staff for meetings (local, district or state).
Special Interest Groups
Provide informal training sessions with "hands-on" experience for the participants.
Provide opportunities for individuals to work in areas that interest
Provide an opportunity for the individual to share their knowledge of
a subject without having to be a "professional."
Provide time for individuals to socialize and get to know each other
using genealogy as common ground.
Provide handouts for the session given at the State Conference; the
State Conference provides funds for the handouts; any handouts left are
given to the MSGS 2nd Vice President for sale and future conferences (as
Special State Projects
U.S. Geogolical Survey's CD-Rom Project - Locate Montana's Cemeteries
Montana Library Association Conference - Obtain a non-profit table for
the MSGS where all member societies could display samples and order sheets
of the materials available for sale to libraries and individuals.
September Tour - to provide a workshop for local societies and genealogists
where a society does not exist and let people know about the Montana State
District mini-conference - a day set aside for continuing education
and getting to know the genealogists in your area.
State Death Records Project - to provide access to records and time-saving
reference tool for state employees.
Future publications for both local and the state genealogical societies.