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Benefits of Membership

  • 6 issues of our newsletter, JOTS
  • 4 issues of our scholarly journal, The WPGS Quarterly
  • Online databases, available exclusively to members* 
  • 2 FREE surname queries per JOTS issue.
  • Eight informative monthly meetings per year
  • Member discounts on WPGS publications
  • Free Ancestor Chart and automatic inclusion in the Computer Chart Project

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a great group of passionate, dedicated genealogists with a lot to offer both Pennsylvania residents, and those who now live far from their Pennsylvania roots. Why notjoin us?

* Online Members Only databases currently include:

  • WPGS Member Ancestor Charts
  • Allegheny County Veterans Burial Records
  • Allegheny County's Civil War Roll of Honor
  • Allegheny County Grand Army of the Republic Members
  • First Family Ancestors of Western Pennsylvania
  • Middlesex Township, Butler County Tax Lists, 1839 & 1855
  • WPGS Quarterly, Volumes 1-7 (every word searchable)
  • "A List of Immigrants Who Applied for Naturalization Papers in the District Courts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania," Volume 1

We plan to continue adding back issues of the WPGS Quarterly and additional volumes of "List of Immigrants," as well as additional online databases.

Membership Dues:

The membership year runs from July 1 of the present year, to June 30 of the following year. Dues received after May 1st will be applied to the next membership year (beginning July 1 with your first newsletter arriving in August).

Annual Membership
WPGS Quarterly & JOTS newsletter.......$25.00

Annual Joint Membership
2 members living at 1 address...........$31.00

Annual Membership (outside USA)
not US military............$32.00

WPGS Membership Application (2015-2016)  
(for both new members and renewals)