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Bay County Genealogical Society News

News Flash!
This site recognized as the best genealogy site in Florida.
BCGS has been awarded the prestigious Preservation Award by the Florida State Genealogical Society on 9 November 2012. Learn more here Preservation Award.

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The Society has recently subscribed to the Face book Page. Check it out for the latest news.

New Family History
Family history book by local author receives favorable review.
The Society is pleased to announce that the prestigious National Genealogical Society Quarterly has favorably reviewed a book by one of our members. Read the review on page 153 of the June 2010 edition or online at Johann Adam and Anna Maria (Mertz) Zehner Family of Berks and Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania.

New Research Portal
A Research Portal to the Known Genealogical Resources of Bay County, Florida!
We have added a powerful new research feature to this Web site for those seeking ancestors in Bay County. It is designed to facilitate access with a single, logically arranged tool to pick up and follow the trail of your ancestor in Bay County records. Please take a tour and let us know if you find it helpful. Check it our at Bay County Research Gateway

New Features on Web Site
The County Line is now available electronically

The Society's quarterly newsletter has been added to this Web site. If you would like to switch from a paper edition to a cyberspace copy, please contact the editor:

Saturday, 4 June 2016
First Families of Bay County Certificate Awards

Since 2009 this program has generated a huge amount of interest in the history, heritage, and pioneers of Bay County. This past June we presented 112 certificates to 16 descendants honoring 16 Bay County pioneers, 12 of whom were previously undocumented. We also presented six researcher certificates.

The awards were presented at the Annual Pioneer Picnic, sponsored by the Historical Society of Bay County, at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 1415 Airport Road, Panama City, Florida.

BCGS is now accepting applications for the 2016 awards ceremoney. In order to be accepted for the First Families of Bay County awards ceremony in June 2016, applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered for the 2017 awards ceremony.

If you missed this event, please take a look at our First Families 2015 photo review

Please note:
Current meeting place

As of 17 May 2008, our meeting place is the new Bay County Public Library at 898 West 11 th Street, Panama City, Florida. See map below.

Bay County Public Library location

Also, be sure to check our Programs page for the latest updates on our upcoming events and programs.

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