REGIONAL GENEALOGY ACTIVITIES
In addtion to the Manatee Genealogical Society, there are several Genealogical Societies that are within reasonable driving distances. These organiztions hold regular meetings and have programs tailored to the interests of genealogical researchers. See the list below for these societies. Click on the society name of interest to reach their website. For some upcoming events of societies other than our own, see our Regional Events page.
SOCIETIES -- LOCAL & WITHIN REASONABLE DRIVING DISTANCE
SOURCE OF STATE WIDE GENEALOGICAL NEWS & EVENTS
HERITAGE and ETHNIC ORGANIZATIONS
What is a hereitage or lineage society? This is an organization that decides membership based on the actions of an applicant's ancestor, such as descendants of a particular person or group of people of historical importance. Some examples are Colonial Dames of America, First Families of VA, CT, OH, etc., The Mayflower Society, military order societies, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). There are also various ethnic heritage societies that can assist with research. All of these different types of socieities can be found on the Internet.
Membership in these societies may require research to prove either a new ancestor or relationship to one already established.