Are you involved in a genealogical society?

+35 votes
WikiTree is an online forum for genealogy collaboration.

Genealogy societies are the traditional "IRL" (in real life) forums for genealogical collaboration. It's a natural fit. So, a group of us are putting together a plan for doing more to connect with genealogical societies.

Are you involved with one? Which one? Would you want to help with this? Please post here.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
retagged by Michael Stills

Is there a list of these societies somewhere? I have been able to find some genealogical society publications for free online: Sources-Societies. There are probably many more. They are a great source of information.

Yes Eowyn:  I am Secretary to our Summers County Historical Society in Summers County West Virginia.  We have been involved with many genealogy studies in Summers County and we have published printed books about Summers County Cemeteries, Summers County Schools Updated biographies of Summers County Families and published a hardback book in 1985 with essays from people.  Our Family has been here since the late 1600's when our county was not formed and still part of Virginia.  Wiki Tree to me is so beneficial to our family heritage as well to others who participate doing their family trees as well helping others with theirs.  I appreciate this site tremendously as well all the good works that you have done for me and others.  Thank You so much for your precious time in helping others.
I am a memeber and trustee of the Foote Family Association of America.

I'm a member of Southern California Genealogical Society and part of their library's tech team.

Belong to the Manitoba Genealogical Society. as a life-long member.  Life memberships no longer available.  Not too active but it does offer gravestones in Manitoba, some interesting items, etch  It has a fairy good library.
I belong to the Anglo Italian Family History Society, the Suffolk, England, the Hertfordshire, England, the East Surrey England Societies, Irish Family History.  Also Ancestry, Findmypast, Female Convicts Australia, Curious Fox, Deceased on line, GeneaNet, History Lines, Twile, Roots Ireland, Scotland's People. Hope this list will be helpful.
I am a member ot the Prairie Land Genealogical Society.
Member and volunteer at Lycoming County Genealogy Society..Pa
I am a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society and a member of the DAR.
Working with Nemaha County Historical Society in Seneca, Kansas. They have a 'genealogy' research area in their museum.
I am a member of the New England Historical Genealogical Society, The Huntington Family Association, NSDAR, Colonial Dames XVII Century.

The Hereditary Society Community of the United States of America has a list of its member societies.

I belong to NEHGS
Yes, I am webmaster for the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

I'm the president and life member of one, and vice president of two others, including my Washington State Genealogical Society and the Black Genealogy Research Group of Seattle. 

The South King County Genealogical Society has a project called the Black Heritage of Franklin which we are hoping to cooperate with the US Black Heritage project here on Wikitree, so having a way to list these groups would be so useful to each of these societies - and maybe to users of Wikitree.

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I'm webmaster for the Family and Community History Research Society

We do have a lot of family history researchers as members although that isn't our main aim.

"The aims of the Society are to promote and communicate research in family and community history, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of locally based micro-studies, especially through collaborative research."

May be of no interest but you might like to have a look, Eowyn.

by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
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Great idea, Eowyn!  I am a member of the Fairfax Genealogical Society in Virginia, USA.  We have a very active society that sponsors an annual two-day conference attended by a few hundred people. 

I also will be attending the Genealogical Research Institute at Pittsburgh in July and would be happy to provide information about WikiTree at that event.

by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (571k points)
I wonder if maybe you guys have some information on my family? They once lived in Falls Church post civil war before removing to Chicago.
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I am a member of the Main Line (Philadelphia) Genealogical Society.
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I am a member of the Genealogical Society of South Africa   - 

There is an online branch - and their facebook page is

I am also member of the the Western Cape branch whose facebook page is


I now also help out a bit at the Genealogical Institute of South Africa.  They are in Stellenbosch.  Their website is They have a large library and Family Registers and a lot of Birth, Marriage and Death notices for South Africa as well as old Voters Rolls (available on Microfiche ) and are in the process of digitalising the records. They also have researchers available to assist with researching your family, if you are not able to visit them - from what I understand, this research service is available at a very reasonable fee.  Their resources have been instrumental in helping me overcome quite a few road blocks in my research. 



Douglas, does your society cover people who lived in Southwest Africa/Namibia? One branch of my mother's recently discovered birth family is from there.
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I am a member of NSDAR and the NE GA Historical and Genealogical Society.
by Judy Sherling G2G Crew (560 points)
I am also a member
I am also a DAR member and am currently working on the Descendants' Project with the Genealogy Preservation committee.  We're always looking for members to volunteer!
+13 votes
I belong to the Devon Family History Society.

Jill Fenn
I have just renewed my membership at the Devon FHS after allowing it to lapse for a number of years!!!!

I'd love to get the badge!! LOL
+12 votes

I'm a member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. I'm giving a presentation at their fall conference at the end of September on WikiTree DNA Tools. I'd be happy to do whatever else I can.

by Leila Tite G2G2 (2.8k points)
+11 votes
I'm a member of the St Mary's County (Maryland) Genealogical Society and the St Mary's County (Maryland) Historical Society.

St Mary's County is one of those difficult places because their courthouse burned in the 19th century.
by Jim Moore G2G6 Mach 1 (14.7k points)
+12 votes
I'm a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society - - Boston, MA.  Most of my known family originated from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island.
by George Wright G2G1 (1.5k points)
+10 votes
I belong to York County Genealogical Society of Franco-Americans in Biddeford, Maine, U.S.A.
by Fred Parent G2G Crew (810 points)
Hey Fred. I lived in Biddeford , Maine. On Evanthia Dr. In 1980.
Hi, Trudy:  I'm a native Maine-i-ac, but lived "away" for many years (military, school, jobs), returning here to settle in 1993.  Raised in northern Maine (Van Buren), but now settled in southern area.  Fred,
Hey Fred , when I worked at Rich 's department store in Biddiford my supervisor was a man by by the name of Don Parent. Back in 1980. He was a very nice man. The very first day I ended up in Biddiford , we went into a restaurant where they only spoke French.  It was nothing like my four years of French. And being born in Pittsburgh , raised in Flagstaff  ,Arizona the Maine accent was so hard for me to understand. I felt like I was in a foreign country. It was so beautiful. I rode my bike to Kennebunkport and Old Orachard Beach and down to Ellis all the time. For awhile I lived in Portland.  I loved it there. But got home sick for my horses and canyons here in Northern Arizona.
+9 votes
My pedigree was recently accepted by The Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor Lineage Society (
by Robert Stiles G2G1 (2.0k points)
+11 votes
I'm a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and I'd be willing to help.
by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
edited by S Willson
+10 votes

I am a layman member in the Finnish Genealogical society, that has a list of all known family societies in Finland on their web site. 

There are both regional / parish-wise societies and family societies

Also I'm a member of Finlands' Family History Association, the purpose of which can be read from this web page : 

Plenty of organisations to turn to, when necessary!

by Olli Lahtinen G2G1 (1.9k points)
+12 votes
I am the recording secretary of the Boulder Genealogical Society in Colorado, USA. Last month I gave a presentation "Plays Well with Others: Pros and Cons of Collaborative Family Trees" - guess which was my favorite?
by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (157k points)
I wish I could see that presentation, Karen. I don't suppose it was videotaped? Do you have slides? That reminds me, Paul Bech and others have worked on collecting a set of resources for WikiTreers doing presentations, e.g. if you did slides and would be willing to share them we could link them from some central location. Then if someone else is doing a presentation they might be able to build on what you did.
+10 votes
I am a member of the Cory Family Society; The focus is the three lines of Cory descendants from early 1600's Rhode Island/ Long Island/Mass and latter Irish Cory's. There is a DNA project on FT DNA which proved that the three Cory "brothers" were actually unrelated. All three early lines have Revolutionary and Civil war veterans.
by Jennifer Wilson-Pines G2G6 (9.8k points)
+9 votes
I am a member of both the

* Wilkes County Genealogical Society (NC) and

* Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (NC) both have websites and I can provide to URL's if needed.
by Living Barnes G2G6 Mach 3 (33.0k points)
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My memberships

by Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (276k points)
+9 votes
Member of Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maine and

General Society of Colonial Wars (nationwide)
by Living Selleck G2G Crew (470 points)
+9 votes
I belong to the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County in Pennsylvania
by Ray Domanski G2G3 (3.5k points)
+9 votes

The genealogy society I am a volunteer with is Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society with web page of,  scchgs.or and a Facebook page also.  We are in California at the south end of the SF Bay Area.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Currently we are doing a contest called "Where I'm From" to try to get stories of family history in a short version so please check out our information on our web site, or .com we have both end tags.

Regards, Trina
by Living X G2G1 (1.1k points)

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