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, 17 February 2018:
Pre-1850 Genealogy Research by Janice M. Cronan

This power-point presentation will cover some of the resources available for pre-1850 genealogy research in the United States, like U.S. censuses 1790-1840, slave schedules, wills and probate records, bibles, deeds, miliatry records, pensions, etc.

Saturday, 17 March 2018:
The Luck of the Irish Includes Organization by Judy Bennett

In order to reach that pot of gold in genealogy, we have to be organized. Tips from experts and myself will be given. Hopefully they will help you reach that gold under the rainbow with your family history.

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:
African American Genealogy by Priscilla Henry.

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

Saturday, 21 July 2018:
No meeting.

Saturday, 18 August 2018:
No meeting.

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

Saturday, 20 October 2018:
Presentation by Carolyn Windham.

Saturday, October 2018:
Fall Seminar.

Saturday, 17 November 2018:
Organization by Judy Bennett.

Saturday, 17 November 2018:
Christmas Program.

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.