National Genealogical Society

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Your membership or subscription begins the day you join and expires twelve months later. For example, join on 31 October 2009 and your expiration date will be 30 October 2010. Renewing members will have their current expiration date extended by a year.

Download a membership brochure (PDF 580 KB).

NGS does not automatically renew a membership upon expiration. Members are notified two months before their expiration date and given the opportunity to renew.

NOTE: NGS membership is for twelve months and dues are non-refundable.

For members outside the United States there is an additional charge for postage: $20.00 for Canada and $25.00 for all other countries.

If you do not have a web profile for NGS, click here to create a profile before proceeding to join NGS. 

Type Cost Definition Click to Join/Renew
Individual $70 Basic Membership Join/Renew
Additional Family Member $20 Membership for one additional family member living at the same address Join/Renew
Organizational Subscription $50 Societies, family associations, libraries, and other institutions Join/Renew
Contributing $170 Basic membership with a $100 contribution to NGS Join/Renew
Sustaining $320 Basic membership with a $250 contribution to NGS Join/Renew
Patron $570 Basic membership with a $500 contribution to NGS Join/Renew
Benefactor $1070 Basic membership with a $1000 contribution to NGS Join/Renew
Individual—Two Year $130 Basic membership for two years Join/Renew
Individual—Three Year $190 Basic membership for three years Join/Renew
Lifetime $2500 Lifetime membership for individuals. Full payment due. Join/Renew

Questions? Contact NGS Member Services at [email protected].

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