Chicago Genealogical Society

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Becoming a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society (CGS) allows you to network with other Chicago-area genealogists. You don’t have to have ancestors in Chicago to join! Many of our members have no ancestral ties to the city, but join because they are in the area and want to learn more about genealogy research and methods.

As a member, you enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Four issues of the CGS Quarterly, The Chicago Genealogist, containing historical articles on the Chicago area, record abstracts, queries, book reviews, and more
  • Eleven monthly newsletters containing upcoming programs, new publications, publications on sale, research hints, and helpful websites
  • 10% discount on CGS publications
  • Free queries in the CGS Quarterly
  • Free look-ups in our publications

To join or renew your membership, complete the form below. You will have the option of paying online with PayPal or getting an invoice you can return by mail with a check or money order.


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Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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