How to Join or Renew Your AGS Membership
Memberships are based on the calendar year and are due at the 1st of the year. Both Individual and Family membership types are available.
The same form is used for both Renewals and New Members. Simply download it, print it, fill it out and attach your check. Then send it to the identified address or bring it to our next meeting. Be sure to include the surnames you're researching with their location(s) for online posting. Hopefully, online researchers will find your listed surnames and contact us to exchange information of your interest. Contact our Membership Committee chairperson with questions!
Some of the benefits of being an AGS member:
- Membership makes you an active partner in the society's non-profit charitable purpose. Membership approved expenditures over the past years for educational resources and genealogy reference media total near $70,000.
- AGS educational programs guide us toward realizing better skills in the study of our family history.
- Members interact with members for new ideas and approaches.
- Your local genealogy society is a well spring of knowledge and experience.
- Through AGS membership one can achieve fulfillment by sharing personal experience and knowledge, while forming meaningful friendships with fellow society members and citizens.
- Through genealogy we come to understand who we are and, often, who we are not. We connect with both the living generations and with those whose lives were lived in the past and, to the extent that the past is the predictor of the future, we connect with times and people yet to come.
- Genealogy, like history, has many paths to follow, thus shared experience learned from other members leads to a more productive path of discovery.
- When we study history and read about times past, we have personal connections which enrich and are enriched by that learning.
- A community genealogy society facilitates the sharing of information at the local level.
- As we learn our personal family history, we come to appreciate fully what has gone before in our families, we come to better understand how their lives and examples influenced the present for us, and we develop the capacity of resilience which gives confidence in facing the future and in living our dreams.
- AGS is here to guide your thirst for knowledge about your family history...
- "He who careth not from whence he came, careth little whither he goeth". That quote is attributed to one of many great U.S. Senators, Daniel Webster, 1782 – 1852.