♦ Members receive the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal
three times per year and our e-newsletter, MGS News
. The Journal
publishes articles containing Maryland source records, family histories, “how-to” articles to improve genealogical research skills, book reviews and other features. MGS News
contains timely information on seminars, workshops and other programs sponsored by the Society, as well as other news of interest to the genealogical community.
♦ 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 library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC).
♦ Members are entitled to submit queries
and information about families they are researching for publication 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 MCHC (formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society) enjoy the benefits of membership in the MCHC, including free admission to the MCHC Library, one of the premier research facilities for Maryland genealogy, with outstanding collections of published and unpublished Maryland genealogical sources, family histories, manuscripts, church records, newspapers and other research aids, some of which are available nowhere else.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 MCHC membership include free admission to the MCHC Museum and advance notice of and discounts on MCHC programs and publications. For more information on the MCHC and its membership benefits, consult their web site