Federation of Genealogical Societies

Membership Benefits

Benefits of Membership:

FGS Member Societies include genealogical societies, historical societies, and family associations. They enjoy these benefits:

  • Listing in Society Hall
  • Two complimentary subscriptions to the FGS FORUM, our quarterly electronic magazine
  • Access to the FGS Members-Only Area
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS Voice newsletter and its predecessor, the Delegate Digest, from 2007 to present
  • Society Bylaws Review
  • Society Newsletter Review
  • Society Website Review
  • Recognize volunteers by nominating them for FGS Awards
  • You may subscribe to receive the free monthly FGS Voice Newsletter [View a sample Voice]
  • Submit articles and announcements for inclusion in both the FGS Voice blog and newsletter
  • Submit your genealogical events to the FGS Calendar
  • Advance information about the annual FGS Conference
  • Representation by a delegate of your society to FGS and voting privileges in the FGS annual election and in meetings
  • Access to details of Partner Benefit Program discounts with companies such as findmypast.com and Dell Computers

FGS Associate Organizations include libraries, archives, and educational institutions. They enjoy these benefits:

  • Listing in Society Hall
  • One complimentary subscription to FORUM
  • Access to the FGS Members-Only Area
  • Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • You may subscribe to receive the free monthly FGS Voice Newsletter [View a sample Voice]
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS Voice newsletter and its predecessor, the Delegate Digest from 2007 to present
  • Access to details of Partner Benefit Program discounts with companies such as findmypast.com and Dell Computers

Note: FGS Associate Organizations do not have Delegates.

Genealogical Vendors enjoy these benefits:

  • Listing in Society Hall
  • 10% discount on advertising in FORUM and in the annual FGS Conference Program and Syllabus
  • One complimentary subscription to FORUM
  • Access to the FGS Members-Only Area
  • Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • You may subscribe to receive the free monthly FGS Voice Newsletter [View a sample Voice]
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS Voice newsletter and its predecessor, the Delegate Digest from 2007 to present
  • Access to details of Partner Benefit Program discounts with companies such as findmypast.com and Dell Computers

Note: Genealogical Vendors do not have Delegates.

 
Membership Dues:
 
The membership year for FGS runs from January 1st through December 31st. Membership dues for Member Societies are based on number of members:
 
Number of Members Annual Dues Rate
1-50 $35.00
51-99 $45.00
100-199 $55.00
200-299 $65.00
300-399 $75.00
400-499 $85.00
500-999 $95.00
1,000 or more $115.00
 
Dues for Associate Members and Genealogical Vendors are $35.00.
 
 
Joining is easy! You can join online or print and mail the application form.