Membership

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Societies
Genealogical Societies, Historical Societies, and Family Associations

Associate Organizations
Libraries, Archives, Educational Institutions, and Businesses offering products and services to the genealogical community

Joining and renewing is easy!

To Join: Use the online membership form even if you need to mail in a check. After completing the application information, you will have a choice to pay online by credit card or mail in a check (by selecting "Pay Later" and "I will mail in a check."). Using the online form will enable your new account to be created immediately. If you pay online, you will have immediate access to member benefits. If you choose mailing a payment, member benefits will not be available until payment is received.

To Renew: Sign into your account to use the online renewal form. You will have a choice to pay online by credit card or mail in a check (by selecting "Pay Later" and "I will mail in a check.").

If you cannot join or renew online, you may print and mail this form.

Contact membership@fgs.org if you have any questions about FGS membership.

Society Membership Levels

The membership year for FGS runs for twelve months from the date an organization joins. Renewals will extend the current end date for twelve months.

All memberships prior to July 2018 were on a calendar year basis. Membership dues for Member Societies and Associations are based on number of members.

$35
Annual Dues
1 – 50 Members

$45
Annual Dues
51 – 99 Members

$55
Annual Dues
100 – 199 Members

$65
Annual Dues
200 – 299 Members

$75
Annual Dues
300 – 399 Members

$85
Annual Dues
400 – 499 Members

$95
Annual Dues
500 – 999 Members

$115
Annual Dues
1,000+ Members

Society Member Benefits

Benefits for FGS Societies and Associations include:

  • Listing in Find a Society
  • Access to the FGS Members-only Area
  • Bylaws, Newsletter, and Website Reviews
  • Access for your Board of Directors to FORUM
  • Your submitted events and webinars listed in Society Events.
  • Access for your Board of Directors to the FGS Webinar Archives and available Focus On Societies audio recordings from past FGS conferences
  • Access to the FGS Reach Out series of white papers which cover topics related to partnerships with other organizations in your community or region
  • Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • Access to details of Partner Benefit Program discounts with companies such as MyHeritage, Genealogy Gems, and Dell Computers
  • Access to the FGS Member Society Leadership Forum Facebook Group

Associate Organization Member Benefits

Benefits for FGS Associate Organizations (libraries, archives, educational institutions, and businesses offering products and services to the genealogical community) include: 

For all Associate Organizations:

  • Listing in Find A Society
  • 10% discount on advertising in FORUM and in the annual FGS National Conference Program and Syllabus
  • *Access to the FGS Members-only Area
  • *One complimentary subscription to FORUM
  • *Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • *Access to details of Partner Benefit Program discounts with companies such as MyHeritage, Genealogy Gems, and Dell Computers

For Non-profit Associate Organizations:

  • Your submitted events and webinars listed in the FGS Society Events Calendar

*These benefits are available to the contact person listed on the Associate Organization account.

Note: FGS Associate Organizations do not have Delegates and are not eligible to vote in FGS elections.

Dues for Associate Organizations are $35.