• Your membership helps in the financial support of programs, speakers and society activities. 
  • Monthly meetings featuring guest lecturers discussing current genealogy and family history topics.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) designed to assist members with their genealogy research and education.
  • Access to the "Members Only" section on our website featuring MGS publications, access to Member Forums, and society documents.
  • Surname Database -  Members can enter as much surname information into our surname database as they wish.
  • Discounted pricing for Special Events.
  • Email reminders of upcoming programs and events.
​Your membership in MGS is for a period of one year from your date of joining, and is renewable on your anniversary date of joining. You have a choice of two membership categories: Individual Membership for $20.00, and Family Membership (2 individuals) for $25.00.

ONLINE JOIN (for NEW MEMBERS) - You can use this feature in one of three ways to join and pay. First enter your personal data into the on-line membership form and then (1) pay using your PayPal account, or (2) using a credit card through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to process your credit card), or (3) you can pay by printing out the online invoice and mailing it with your check to MGS. However, before you proceed to GO JOIN we recommend that you review one or both of our HELP Files to avoid some common mistakes that some have encountered
HelpFile_1  is a step by step procedure for the complete signup and payment process from beginning to end. The procedure uses screen shots of the actual pages that you will encounter.
HelpFile_2 is a shortened version of the above that deals only with the online payment aspects. Most errors occur during check out and the payment phase.

ONLINE RENEW (for MEMBERS)Since we have your profile information, you can log into the members only/profile section to renew if you are within 45 days of your membership anniversary date. As a reminder you are presented with a red dues notice informing you that you can renew now if desired.  It is easy to RENEW using a credit card or your PayPal account, or you can print out your invoice and mail it with your check to MGS.  For expired memberships, we allow a 45 day grace period; this allows you full site access during this period. Also, you can renew after the grace period but no site access is allowed and you are presented directly with the RENEW button when you login. 
HelpFile_3  is a step by step procedure for the complete signup and payment process. The procedure uses screen shots of the actual pages that you will encounter.
NOW:    GO RENEW    (If you are within 45 days of your Membership Anniversary or Expired)     

US MAIL JOIN/RENEW - If you prefer joining/renewing by regular mail, print out the membership application form by clicking  HERE, Then complete the form and mail it along with your check to MGS.