Membership

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has 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. Join to get the great benefits listed below!

Benefits of Membership

  1. Six issues of our newsletter, Jots from Western Pennsylvania, and access to digital copies of all previous newsletters.
  2. Two free queries in each edition of the Society newsletter.
  3. Use of the Member-to-Member Forum on the website
  4. Eight informative monthly meetings per year (see the WPGS Events page for details).  Most are free and open to the public.
  5. Significant Member discounts on WPGS Publications, Library Research, and the Online Used Bookstore.
  6. Free 5-Generation Ancestor Chart and inclusion in the online Ancestor Chart Project once submitted with access to over 146,000 names in more than 2,500 member Ancestor Charts.
  7. Participation in the Surname Research Project, a database of surnames being researched by members.
  8. Digital copies of issues of the WPGS scholarly publication, Quarterly, Volumes 1 to 42.
  9. Eligibility for the Suzanne Johnston Memorial Scholarship.

  • Allegheny County’s Civil War Roll of Honor
  • Allegheny County Grand Army of the Republic Members (a partial list)
  • Middlesex Township, Butler County Tax Lists, 1839 & 1855
  • “List of Immigrants Who Applied for Naturalization Papers in the District Courts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania,” Volume 1
  • 1853 and 1889 Allegheny County Tax Rolls
  • The First Families of Western Pennsylvania Ancestors list where you can browse the list of over 700 family names. 
  • Allegheny County Morgue Book Index
  • WPGS Quarterly, Volumes 1-7 (every word searchable); Volumes 8-42 Coming Soon.
  • All back issues of the WPGS Jots from the Point newsletter (1974 to Present)
  • Monthly Program Handouts (1983-Present)
  • Family Bible Pages Project
  • Affiliate program opportunities

Membership Dues:

The membership year runs from July 1 of the present year to June 30 of the following year. New member benefits will begin as soon as processing is completed.  Dues received after May 1st will be applied to the next membership year and membership will begin when processing is completed.

Annual Membership
Single person membership
$25.00

Annual Joint Membership
Two members living at one address
$31.00

Annual Membership (outside USA)
Not US military
$32.00