Member News:


Our member Sally Anne Bourdlaies has passed away after a lengthy illness.  Sally was born 5 July 1944 and died 12 January 2016 in Bay City, Michigan.  She left her husband of 53 years, Bill, and also three children and their spouses.  Sally had 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  They and her friends will miss her.   

At the request of Sally she has been cremated and her service will be at 11 AM at Gephart Funeral Home on the 16th, Saturday, January 2016.  We will all miss you Sally, Rest In Peace.


 Membership in our Society

Our Society welcomes all that are interested in researching  family history.               

Our membership dues are:

$15.00 per year for a single membership.

$20.00 per year for a family/one household membership per year.

All memberships are due at the end of December for the coming year.

You may pay your dues at a meeting or pay by mail.

Please make check payable to: BCGS.

Society address:

Bay County Genealogical Society of Michigan

PO Box 1366

Bay City, MI 48706-0366

Our memberships are due in December for the year of 2017.  You will have a 17 at the end of your name on the address label if you have paid.  

Unpaid dues will not receive The Clarion.


The Clarion:

The Clarion is published four times per year and comes with your membership.  The newsletter usually contains eight pages or so and has two pages of court marriage records and two pages of death records for our county.  We try to make the newsletter interesting for our members and try to include local history from or about  Bay County residents or historical stories from our state and country.  If you have a interesting story of Bay County residents, you can send it in and I'll consider it for the Clarion.  Society email address:






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       Please make check or money order payable to Bay County Genealogical Society and send it to the Society address.


PO Box 1366

Bay City  MI  48706-0366

Please use the space below for comments or suggestions you would like to make, and Thank You.       There is a 18 behind your name if you have paid.

This will be your last issue if you haven’t paid your dues for 2017.  


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