Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

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Membership in the Maryland Genealogical Society provides access to some of the best genealogical resources available for Maryland research and helps you make the connections you need to advance your family history research. For questions about memberships, please email
Benefits of Membership
  • Members-only access to our collection of webinars, including our Maryland Minutes series on topics unique to Maryland research
  • Receipt of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal three times a year
  • Receipt of our e-newsletter, MGS News
  • Online access to full-text searchable digitized copies of all volumes of the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin (1960-2007) and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal (2008-present), and other material in the Members Only portion of the Web site
  • Advance notice of virtual and in-person programs with discounted registration fees
  • Access to members-only events, such as the free MGS Virtual Meetups
  • Reduced fees for research services
  • Discounts on purchasing publications
  • Benefits of membership in the Maryland Center for History and Culture for joint members, including free admission to the H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture
  • Ability to submit information on families you are researching for listing online

For more details on these member benefits, click here.

Categories of Membership
The Maryland Genealogical Society offers two categories of membership for individuals, plus an institutional membership. (In connection with special events, MGS also sometimes offers introductory memberships.)
Joint membership in the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Maryland Center for History and Culture (formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society)
  • Senior (60 years or older) or Military individual joint membership - $70
  • Senior (60 years or older) or Military family joint membership - $80
  • Individual joint membership - $75 (one year) or $125 (two years)
  • Family joint membership - $90 (one year) or $150 (two years) 
Join or renew as a Joint MGS/MCHC member online at the MCHC web site, or mail in our Membership Application with your check.  
Senior membership in the Maryland Genealogical Society only
‚ÄčSenior (60 years or older) membership - $25
NEW SENIOR MEMBERS: Click here to join as a new Senior member, or mail in our Membership Application with your check.
RENEWING SENIOR MEMBERS: Within 30 days of your membership expiration date, please sign-in and go to your Profile, where there will be a link to click to renew. Or you can mail us a check to MGS, 610 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21201.
CONVERT YOUR JOINT OR INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP TO SENIOR MEMBERSHIP: When your current joint or introductory membership is up for renewal, if you are 60 years of age or over, you may convert your membership to MGS Senior. Click here to convert your existing membership.
Institutional Subscription to the MGS Journal and MGS News
Libraries, genealogical and historical societies, and similar organizations cannot join MGS as members, but for $25/year can purchase institutional subscriptions to the MGS Journal and MGS News. For more information, please contact