FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Genealogy?
A: The line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor.

Q: What is a pedigree chart and how can I submit one to the BAGS website?
A: A pedigree chart is a simple visualization of direct paternal and maternal names and vital statistics for 5 or 6 generations. A blank fillable 6-generation chart is available here and can be submitted to pedigreecharts for publication to our members page.

Q: What is a SIG?
A: A Special Interest Group formed to discuss/research a specific topic. An example would include our current German SIG.

Q: How do I find out if I am current (paid up) on my membership dues?
A: Send an email message to the BAGS Registrar to find out if you are current on your membership dues.

Q: How do I request that my personal information be updated in the Yearbook?
A: Send an email message to the BAGS Yearbook Editor to submit your corrections.

Q: What are the responsibilities of the various committees listed on the application form?
A: Job descriptions for the board officers and committees can be found on this page.

Q: Who should I contact if I am interested in volunteering?
A: Send an email message to the BAGS INFO and the appropriate board member will contact you.

Q: Who should I contact if I need assistance in genealogical research?
A: Send an email message to the BAGS Education Coordinator.

Q: Where can I get or find the current or past issues of the BAGS Newsletter?
A: The BAGS Newsletters are posted on-line on this web site. Click here to see the list of Newsletters available.

Q: Where can I get or find the current or past issues of the BAGS Journal?
A: The BAGS Journals are posted on-line on this website. Click here to see the list of Journals available.

Q: When is the next general meeting?
A: See our meetings page here.

Q: When does the membership year run?
A: September 1 to August 31

Q: When are renewal dues required?
A: Between July 1 and October 31

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