In addition, societies may be able to put you in touch
- other regional groups, libraries, museums, and
- professional researchers
- newspapers in the location
- individuals who are researching the same line
Of course, not all of the items above will be available
from every group! Groups are limited by money, membership, and most
importantly, involvement of the members. If a group is large but has
little interest by the membership, you are likely to find less resources
than a smaller, more active group.
Society newsletters can be a goldmine for researchers.
Often the newsletters have extracts from cemeteries, articles on specific
research topics, a list of new books in the society library, member
queries, extracts from local history books, information about the people
and area, book reviews, software reviews, helpful columns, computer
news and assistance, and pointers to source materials.