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
- Information on upcoming programs, new publications, research hints, and helpful websites
- Members only special projects - examples include Gravestone Photo Project and Birth/Marriage/Death Project
- Discount on special CGS events - examples include Bus Tours, Museum/Archive Tours, Genealogy Day
- Free queries in the CGS Quarterly
- Access to our "Members Only" section with previous issues of The Chicago Genealogist, webinars, digital copies of publications such as our CGS Cemetery Book Publications, indexes such as "Vital Records from Chicago Newspapers 1833 – 1848" and much more Members Only Section Table of Content - Updated 2020
To join or renew your membership, complete the form below. You will have the option of paying online with your credit card OR receiving an invoice to return by mail with a check or money order.