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.

Saturday, 21 April 2018:
But what does it SAY? Translating Our Family History by Fred Borg.

How to translate foreign documents to aid in your genealogy research.

Saturday, 19 May 2018:
Having Trouble Finding Direct Descendants in Your Family Tree? by Priscilla Henry & Alvin Lee.

Learn how collateral line genealogy can further your own family tree. Those cousins, aunts, uncles, great uncles and more may provide clues you need.

Saturday, 16 June 2018:
A Fictional History of My Genealogy by Milinda Jay.

She is a published author. Her book, Annie Laura's Triumph, is a fictional book using her own family tree (with DNA) for inspiration.

Saturday, 21 July 2018:

Saturday, 18 August 2018:

Saturday, 15 September 2018:
Sharing Family Genealogy Research Using Google Apps, by Brandi Barnes.

Saturday, 20 October 2018:
Presentation on, by Caroline Windham.

Saturday, 17 November 2018:

Regional Events

Florida State Genealogical Society annual conference
2017 Fall Virtual Conference

17-18 November 2017
See it from your home
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
FGS 2018 National Conference

Building Bridges to the Past
22-25 August 2018
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Check the FGS Web site for more information.

National Genealogy Society
The NGS 2018 Family History Conference

Paths to Your Past
2-5 May 2018
The Devos Place Convention Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Check the NGS Web site for more information.