We invite you to become a member of the Topeka Genealogical Society

Joining your local genealogical society is a great way to get to know other genealogists who will celebrate those discoveries with you, generously share their knowledge and experience, and commiserate on those frustrating brick walls. Becoming a part of a local genealogical organization also provides many volunteer opportunities to “pay it forward” to benefit other genealogists and future generations as we work to preserve, index, or abstract records of genealogical and historical importance to make the information that they contain more accessible to everyone. Your membership dues help to support our operating costs so that we can continue our important work.

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in family history. Our membership year runs on a rolling 12-month, annual basis – your membership will be valid for 1 year from the purchase or renewal date.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Members are eligible to volunteer with us! Get involved in some of our records indexing and digitization projects, planning our conference or educational programs, and more!
  • Your membership fees help to support our operating costs, and sustain our organization.
  • Opportunities for making new connections, networking with other genealogists and family historians.
  • Opportunities to learn new research skills and about new genealogical sources and resources.
  • Receipt of the electronic version News & Views newsletter, published monthly and filled with genealogy tips.*
  • Free use of the TGS library, with checkout privileges for circulating materials.
  • Free access to full detail and record images in our online searchable TGS databases
  • Discounted registration fees for TGS classes, workshops and Annual Conference.
  • Free participation in TGS Special Interest Groups.
  • NEW!  Reciprocal discounts on Conference registration fees with Johnson County, Wichita & Omaha Genealogical Societies
  • NEW! Discount on Research Assistance hourly fees ($25 hour for non-members, $15/hour for members)
  • NEW! Discount on purchases of TGS publications
  • Free access to recordings of past programs
  • Free access to back issues of the TGS Quarterly (digital images)
  • Access to our members-only FaceBook group
  • Voting privileges in TGS elections and decisions that require a vote of the membership.

* Printed copies of our monthly News & Views newsletter, distributed via U.S. Postal Service mail, are available for an additional $10 per year to cover the costs of printing and mailing. You will have the option to add this with your membership checkout.

Membership TypeAnnual Cost
Individual$30.00
Household (2 people at same address)$40.00
Young Genealogist (up to age 25)$10.00
Institutional/ Organizational$60.00
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