Organizational Subscribers

Organizational Subscribers

Societies, family associations, libraries, and other institutions are invited to become organizational subscribers of the National Genealogical Society.

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All amounts are in US dollars. Membership dues are non-refundable.

NGS Membership Description One Year
Organizational Subscription Societies, family associations, libraries, and other institutions and non-profit organizations. Subscription only, no voting rights. Conference discounts apply to three officers or directors (proof may be required). $50
Additional International
Additional to any Membership above, per year. (Option available at checkout.) + $30

Note: You must be authorized to purchase on behalf of your organization in order to purchase an organization subscription. Please contact if you need assistance.


NGS Magazine: delivered quarterly in print by mail.

A top choice by NGS Members, with articles on effectively using records for family history research—i.e., vital records, immigration, land, and courthouse records—and columns on genetic genealogy, repositories, technology, writing, etc. NGS Magazine features many “how to” articles and uses “show” and “tell” to teach family historians how to succeed across a wide variety of genealogical resources by learning best practices.

NGS Quarterly (NGSQ): delivered quarterly in print by mail.

A leading scholarly journal in the field, highly in demand for its case studies and genealogies, essays on methodology, and book reviews. The NGSQ is one of the most important reference and teaching tools in genealogy.

The NGSQ, edited by recognized scholars in the field, publishes peer-reviewed articles which focus on methodology and how researchers have used research results to form or support conclusions about family connections and identity. The NGSQ is recognized by every top-level genealogical teaching program for its case histories—an invaluable tool in teaching research methodology.

Discounts on the Annual NGS Family History Conference for Three Organizational Officers or Directors
Each year NGS hosts its Family History Conference. The conference regularly attracts 1,800+ family historians and genealogists who may choose from some 175 lectures during the four-day conference. The conference also hosts a Family History Expo with more than seventy-five exhibitors that is free and open to the public. Three organizational officers or directors can attend the conference at the individual membership rate. Please contact our Conference Registrar at for more information.

Discounts on NGS Store Purchases
Organizations that are NGS members receive merchandise discounts. They can submit a purchase order for the items they want to purchase, or if they have a primary contact linked to their profile, that person can go in and purchase items in the NGS Store at the member rate.

NGS also offers bulk discounts if organizations or vendors purchase five books or more. Contact for discount rates and shipping information.

Complimentary access to Upfront with NGS
Our online blog featuring news and resources for genealogists. Also complimentary access to the NGS Conference Blog, which offers information on the annual conference: speakers, lectures, local events and repository tours, and research suggestions for the local area. All of your members are free to subscribe to both blogs.

Free Event Postings to the NGS Online Genealogy Calendar
Each organizational subscriber will benefit from posting their local genealogy events and conferences on the NGS Calendar. Submit your event posting today! >

Newsletter Competition
Societies, family associations, libraries, and other institutions that are NGS organizational subscribers are eligible to enter the annual newsletter competition. This competition recognizes the hard work, long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters. Winning organizations or associations receive a one-year organizational membership for the National Genealogical Society. Learn more about NGS Competitions >

NGS Award—National Genealogy Hall of Fame
Organizational subscribers may nominate candidates for the National Genealogy Hall of Fame. A nomination for election to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame must be made by a genealogical society or similar organization on the official nomination form. Learn more about all of NGS’s Awards and the nominating process. >

Annual Dues
Annual dues of just $50 will help your organization stay up to date with genealogical developments and the community at large and give your members access to two of the most sought after publications in the field of genealogy.

NGS Membership Year
The NGS Membership Year is twelve months following sign-up or renewal. To provide uninterrupted service, Members are notified two months before their Membership expiration date. NGS does not automatically renew Memberships nor will we ever sell your information.

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