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
  • 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) collection, and other material in the Members Only portion of the Web site
  • Advance notice of programs and discounted registration fees
  • 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:
Joint membership in the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Maryland Center for History and Culture (formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society)
$70/year for Senior (60 years or older) or Military individual membership, $80 for Senior (60 years or older) or Military family membership
$75/year for an individual membership, $90/year for a family membership  
You can join online, or mail in our Membership Application with your check.  
Senior membership in the Maryland Genealogical Society only
$25/year; limited to individuals aged 70 years and above
Click the button below to pay with PayPal or mail in our Membership Application with your check.  
(If you are a joint member and 70 years of age or more, you may convert your membership from joint to MGS Senior if you wish.  When you receive your joint MCHC/MGS renewal notice, instead of renewing your joint membership you may convert to Senior membership by paying $25.00 by PayPal or by mailing a check to Maryland Genealogical Society, 610 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.)
Senior membership:
Institutional membership
$25/year for libraries, genealogical and historical societies, and similar organizations 
For information on becoming an institutional member, please contact