Poll On The Right Sidebar Has Been Closed For “Are You A Paid Member Of A Genealogy Society/Group?”; Results Indicated

Hi Everyone!

It is amazing that about  2 months has passed on the life of the poll I had on the right sidebar of the blog since April 22, 2014.  It is time to move on!  I think a new poll question is in order!

The poll had asked the question “Are You a Paid Member Of A Genealogy Society/Group?”

The results of the poll showed the following from the 47 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question.  The numbers show that 30 responses (63.83%) noted they are paid members of a society/group while 17 responses (36.17%) indicated they are not paid members of a society/group.

I am actually surprised at the high number of “No” responses indicating individuals are not paid members of a society/group.  Participating in such organizations is highly recommended, whether they be local to the area you actually live in or be perhaps in the geographic area where your ancestors lived.  These organizations can only help further your family history research.  I was unscientifically projecting that maybe only 10% to 20% might have indicated they are not paid members rather than the 36.17% the actual numbers showed.  But then again this is not a scientific poll and it is a small sample of 47 total respondents!

I guess I need to keep shouting from the mountain top — join a genealogy society/group!  It is well worth the nominal fee that is generally imposed.

I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw!  So come on down ——  affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research.  Your answers count.

I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly.  Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.

A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll.  Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.

Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog.  Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”.  In here you will find the statistical results of the 15 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”.  If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.

Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:

Poll Archives At Tony’s Genealogy Blog At The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL)

Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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