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!
Our new 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
 

 
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.
 
 
If you prefer to print out a Membership Application/Renewal Form and mail that with your check, click HERE.