Belonging to a genealogical society can be a big boost to your family search. Just consider these membership benefits:
• Camaraderie: This is one of the most enjoyable benefits. You'll find research buddies to help celebrate discoveries and offer moral support when you're up against a brick wall.
• Meetings and conferences: Be sure to take advantage of meetings — usually, they're monthly — where you'll connect with other members and get expert research lessons on local sources. Societies also might sponsor conferences or family history fairs where you can gain even more know-how.