Wilkes Genealogy Society Site Goes Live

Welcome to our shiny new site

We Officially went live on December 16th, 2023.

The Wilkes Genealogical Society is still going strong. It is time we jumped into the 21st century.

Why this Site?

  • The main reason is that many members no longer use bank checks and have been asking us for alternative ways to pay their dues. We are now able to take debit and credit payments.
  • We are moving away from mailing out hard copies of the WGS Bulletins and bringing them into the digital realm. In this day and age, it is extremely costly and labor intensive to mail out hard copies of the WGS Bulletins. Times have changed and we need to change with the times in order for the WGS to survive in the future. This is one of the reasons we have gotten so far behind with our publications. Only because of our members, have we survived this long. It is a known fact that Genealogical Societies have faded away for not keeping up with the change in technology as talked about in this article – Genealogy Today: Genealogy societies — dying or thriving?
  • Instead of us having to keep a large spreadsheet to keep track of members and track down members, this site makes it easier to keep up with members who may change their email addresses or sadly pass away.

Moving Forward

Please Excuse the Dust

We appreciate our members and their patience while we put this site together. There may be times the site will be down as we are still building and testing it. The dust should settle once we get the bulk of the publications uploaded.

We know the transition may be a bit difficult for some of our elder members, but the change has been mostly positive and that of acceptance. Please do not hesitate to drop us a line at the contact link above or find us on facebook if you are having any issues with the site.

Is Wilkes Genealogical Society still relevant?

Yes, and the video below says it best.

What’s to Come for 2024

  • All the past WGS Bulletins will be made available to the membership through this site.
  • All our publications are currently being digitized and cleaned up to be made ready for sale as digital products through the site.