New Members Survey
We at the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society are excited that you have chosen to become a member. We would like to use this survey to learn a little more about you. Thank you!
Enter your email address
Enter your name
How did you hear about NWSGS?
Newspaper or other media
Another genealogy society
Word of mouth
Knowing how you heard about us helps us focus our efforts in a particular area.
How would you rate your genealogy skills overall?
Knowing the skill level of our members helps us to develop meaningful content for our meetings.
How long have you been doing genealogy research?
1 - 5 years
6 - 10 years
11 - 15 years
More than 16 years
Understanding how long you have been doing research helps us tailor meeting topics.
What got you interested in genealogy?
Do you have a story on what got you interested in genealogy research?
List the Surnames you are researching
Maybe someone within NWSGS has this same surname in their list.
List the counties, states and countries that are of interest to you
What specific topics would you like to learn more about?
This information will help us tailor our meetings to the needs of our members.
How comfortable are you with computer technology?
Not too comfortable
I really need help
I don't own a computer
Help us understand how comfortable you are with computers and computer-based topics.
What software do you use to track your genealogy research?
Family Tree Builder
Family Tree Maker
Legacy Family Tree
My Family Tree
Helping us to understand what our members use in their genealogy research,
What genealogy related sites do you have paid memberships?
Help us understand what sites our members pay for and what value is obtained from those sites.
Do you back up your computer research and how?
External backup hard drive
DVD or CDs
I do not back anything up
Do you use a Cloud service? Which one? Do you use an external hard-drive or thumb drive?
Tell us about yourself... work, family, travels...
Feel free to tell us anything interesting about you that you wouldn't mind sharing with other members. We would love for others to get to know you too.
What are your hobbies?
Do you love to cook, jump our to airplanes, take pictures...
Do you have great genealogy discoveries or brick walls that you would like to share with our members?
Did you find you are related to someone famous? Do you have a brick wall that you would like to share with others?
How can we help you achieve your genealogy goals?
How can NWSGS help you in your genealogy journey?
May we have your permission to use some of the information provided to use in our Newsletter and the New Member section of our Website?
Do you have a picture we can use to announce you as a New Member?
You can take one at the meeting
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