Although I rarely venture into the city I am a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists. I rarely use the Society's facilities. So why am I a silent member?
I hope that, in some small way, my membership dues will support the ongoing work of the Society particularly in its efforts to educate about genealogy and to preserve records related to the genealogy of Australians. I think that, as someone who is interested in and passionate about family history, I should support the premier organisation in my state of NSW that is devoted to that pursuit.
This video of an interview with Heather Garnsey, produced by The Teapot Genealogists, gives an overview of the Society's work and resources.