3 Awesome National Genealogical Societies to Join Now

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Why Join a Genealogical Society?

  • Societies can be a fun way to network.
  • Both professional and amateur family history researchers join societies.
  • Most of these people will share their knowledge and ideas.
  • Most of these societies will hold educational meetings on a regular basis.
  • They usually have a keen interest in the preservation of historical records.

But don’t just join! Participate!

Go volunteer some time to your local societies!

Just about every state in the U.S. has a society. These societies can be linked to local groups to offer support.

While the local groups are usually formed by County, societies can function at a national as well as local level.

There are three primary national level societies you should join:

In Kentucky, the following should be of interest:

You also might also want to check into family associations to see if there is one of particular interest in your research.

Additionally, societies may be formed by ethnic or religious groups, such as the Jewish Genealogical Society.

Further, there are societies that form around a particular region of interest, such as Germany or Russia.

We hope this brief discussion of societies has given you some additional ideas on how to network.

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