Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful.
This is where I hang my head in shame and admit that I do not participate on the local level in any genealogy community. Unless you count the local chapter of the DAR that I will become a full member of when my paperwork is completed. I have attended two meetings, and have already become a nuisance. You know, raising my hand and asking a lot of questions!
I wrote to the Fredericksburg Virgina Regional Genealogy Society (FRGS) about a year ago looking to interact and get more insights into this new hobby I was picking up. Unfortunately, their meeting night is the same night as another group I belong to, and as an officer person I need to be at the other meetings. Luckily my term is up this June, so perhaps I can look into it more then.
Beyond that, I am a member of the New England Historic Genealogy Society (NEHGS). I have thought about becoming a member of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Indiana Genealogical Society. Chase those roots to the source!
*Image from wikimedia commons: Silas M. Clark House, 621 Wayne Ave at South Sixth Street, (Borough of) Indiana, Pennsylvania. Built 1869-1870. Home of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Had been known as "History House" and "Memorial Hall".