Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Member Benefits

♦  Members receive the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal three times per year and the Newsletter of the Maryland Genealogical Society four times per year.  The Journal publishes articles containing Maryland source records, family histories, “how-to” articles to improve genealogical research skills, book reviews and other features.  The Newsletter contains timely information on seminars, workshops and other programs sponsored by the Society, as well as genealogical news from other societies, agencies such as the National Archives, and the genealogical community.
 
♦  Members receive access to the members-only area of our Web site, which contains searchable research databases. 
 
♦  Members receive advance notice of programs sponsored by the Society and a discounted registration fee for our summer Basics-Plus workshop and Fall Seminar.  Our workshops and seminars are offered at locations around Maryland, and feature leading speakers on Maryland genealogy.  In addition, the Society sponsors luncheon meetings with guest speakers. 
 
♦  Members receive a reduced fee for use of the Society’s research services.  For a fee of $20.00 per hour for members, or $30.00 per hour for non-members, the Society will perform limited research of records at the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Historical Society Library. 
 
♦  Members are entitled to submit queries and information about families they are researching for publication in both the Family Exchange feature in our Newsletter and online, plus add the surnames they are researching to the online Surname Exchange
 
♦  Joint members, who receive memberships in both the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Maryland Historical Society (MHS), enjoy the benefits of membership in the MHS, including free admission to the MHS Library, one of the premier research facilities for Maryland genealogy, with outstanding collections of published and unpublished Maryland genealogical sources, family histories, manuscripts, church records, newspapers and other research aids, some of which are available nowhere else.  Other benefits of MHS membership include free admission to the MHS Museum and advance notice of and discounts on MHS programs and publications.  For more information on the Maryland Historical Society and its membership benefits, consult their Web site