Welcome to BAGHS
Brandon Area Genealogical & Historical
The Greater Brandon Genealogical Society in Brandon, Florida was formed in the fall of 1995 by
Tom and the late Jean Smith, a Brandon couple who, at that time, had been
doing genealogy for some 20 years. The Smiths wanted to share their
interest and knowledge of genealogy with others in their local community. In 2003, the society changed its name to the Brandon Area Genealogical
and Historical Society. In July 2003, the society welcomed its 100th
To promote an interest in genealogy
and family history.
To encourage and instruct members in the performance of genealogical research
and promote the maintenance of quality genealogical standards and source
To promote adherence to the accepted standards for the use and care of
To help preserve public and private records and artifacts and work to ensure
their accessibility for genealogical and historical purposes.
To contribute records as appropriate to genealogical and historical societies
as well as to libraries.
To publish genealogical and historical information in a regularly issued
newsletter and in any other publications as directed by the membership.
To maintain an informative website for current members, attract new membership,
and provide query availability.
Our Mailing Address:
Brandon Area Genealogical and Historical Society
433 Summit Chase Drive
Valrico, FL 33594