Making Connections

Although it is true that there a lot of our genealogy and family history research can now be done online from the comfort of our homes, there is just no substitute for the personal connections with others who understand your passion about family history research, and share in your excitement when you make a new discovery!
Our virtual have brought many new opportunities and benefits, allowing access by researchers who don’t live close to us, and more convenient access even to our local members. But, we know that opportunities for in-person connection are also important, and something that we are uniquely positioned to offer. We are committed to maintaining a balance and fostering connections among our membership.

Opportunities to Connect & Socialize:

  • Dining-out opportunities prior to our Monthly Programs – in many months, we arrange to meet at a designated local restaurant for a quick dinner before proceeding to our Monthly Program. These arranged dinner opportunities allow time for socializing, and also serve as fundraisers for us as the restaurant agrees to donate a percentage of the total sales for the date of the event.
  • Brick-wall Special Interest Group – On alternate months, participants in the Brick Wall SIG gather at an area repository for some hands-on research.
  • Annual Conference – As we make plans for our Annual Conferences, we always make sure to build in plenty of time for networking and socializing.
  • Annual Member Meeting – Our Annual Member Meeting is held in September of each year, and usually involves a brief presentation and a meal, with lots of time for socializing.
  • Volunteer with Us – Volunteering on a project team, a committee or as volunteer librarian is a great way to meet and get to know other member volunteers, while also helping with work that supports our mission. See our volunteer page for descriptions of our current volunteer needs, or to sign up to volunteer with us.
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