In today’s world of social media, where everyone is sharing seemingly everything, do we still need genealogy societies? That’s the question I posed to Josh Taylor, host of Genealogy Roadshow, president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and new president of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society.
You can watch our interview at RootsTech 2016 here:
As you might expect, Josh’s short answer was, “Yes.” But consider a couple of the reasons he gives, including:
- Genealogy societies are your “boots on the ground”
Josh also gives suggestions for societies that are seeing dwindling membership numbers, including review and focus on mission. “What are we doing? Who are we serving?”
What Do You Think?
Is there still a need for genealogy societies today? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.