Illinois State Genealogical Society
Become An ISGS Member
 
Membership in the Illinois State Genealogical Society is open to any person or organization interested in genealogy, no matter your location. As a member, you'll have access to a variety of resources and materials, including databases, indexes, lists and webinars, all designed to support your genealogy endeavors and education.
 
Join & Pay Online – It's Quick & Easy!
If you are joining ISGS under our "Personal Membership" or "Youth Membership" level then our Online Join feature is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool offering 3 ways to pay:
  • use your credit card through PayPal
  • use your own PayPal account
  • pay by check – complete the online registration form, print the invoice, and mail it to us with your check. (New memberships paid by check are processed during ISGS office hours each Monday & Thursday.)
It's easier than ever to become an ISGS member!
Click this LINK to get started.
 
* Memberships to ISGS renew yearly on your anniversary date (e.g., a join date of May 5, 2018 will expire on May 4, 2019).
* Rates, fees and benefits are subject to change.
 
Membership Levels, Prices & Benefits
 
Personal Memberships

Individual $35.00 per year (for 1 person)
Joint $40.00 per year (for 2 people residing at same address)
Canadian $55.00 per year (includes a $20 mailing surcharge)
International
(outside US & Canada)
$70.00 per year (inclues a $35 mailing surcharge)
Benefits:
  • 4 issues of the annual publication Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (print copy only, mailed quarterly; Joint membership receives one copy)
  • electronic bi-monthly ISGS Newsletter
  • reduced ISGS conference & workshop registration fees
  • reduced Death Certificate lookup fees (from 1916-1947 collection at IL State Archives in Springfield, IL)
  • access to the Members Only section of our website which includes 60+ archived webinars & handouts to view on-demand
  • 20% off purchases of all ISGS publications
  • a vote at the annual membership meeting (Joint membership gets 1 vote for each person).
 
Youth Membership
Youth (under 25 yrs of age) $ 15.00 per year
Benefits:
  • electronic bi-monthly ISGS Newsletter
  • reduced ISGS conference & workshop registration fees
  • reduced Death Certificate lookup fees (from 1916-1947 collection at IL State Archives in Springfield, IL)
  • access to the Members Only section of our website which includes 60+ archived webinars & handouts to view on-demand
  • 20% off purchases of all ISGS publications
  • a vote at the annual membership meeting
 
If you prefer to print out a Membership Application/Renewal Form and mail that with your check, click HERE.
 

 
ISGS also has two membership levels available to genealogical, historical and other related formal organizations. If your organization would like to join, please download and complete our Membership Application/Renewal Form and mail that with your check.
 
Illinois Genealogical, Historical & Other Related Formal Organizations Membership

Associate $35.00 per year
Benefits:
  • 4 issues of the annual publication Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (print copy only, mailed quarterly)
  • electronic bi-monthly ISGS Newsletter
  • Associate's Member Events published in the ISGS Newsletter and on our Website calendar
  • 1 free special event advertisement in the ISGS Newsletter per year (up to 1/2 page in size)
  • ISGS Associate Member Logo to use in Associate Member publications & social media; Associate Member's website linked from the ISGS website
  • Associate Member Representative communication with ISGS Society Liaison for support
  • Associate Member Representative Forum at the annual ISGS Fall Conference
  • 1 member discount to annual ISGS Fall Conference
  • various invitations to promote Associate Member society
Please note: this membership plan does not include access to the "Members Only" section of the ISGS website.
 
 
Libraries, Archives or non-Illinois Genealogical, Historical & Other Related Formal Organizations Membership 

Subscription $35.00 per year
Benefits:
  • 4 issues of the annual publication Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (print copy only, mailed quarterly)
  • electronic bi-monthly ISGS newsletter
Please note: this membership plan does not include access to the "Members Only" section of the ISGS website.