Become a Member
The Alberta Genealogical Society welcomes anyone with an interest in genealogy wherever your geographic location may be. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. If membership is paid after September 30th, funds will be applied to the following year.
The 2021 Membership will be available starting Nov 3, 2020.
Please do not try to pay for 2021 until then. Thank you.
Become a Member or Renew Membership
We have three options:
- Online using the AGS Store.
- Download form and mail to the AGS Office 2021 Membership Application Form ›
- Email or phone the AGS Office and receive it by email.
Payments: Can be made by cash, cheque, money order, phone order or by PayPal (PayPal account or credit cards).
A membership is your passport to several resources:
- Participate in the activities of one or several of our ten Branches throughout Alberta
- Contribute to a Branch monthly meeting
- Receive a "New Member Kit" that gives you more insight about AGS, starting genealogy and forms
- Submit 'surname queries' to our free online database, helping you to find a connection with others researching the same family in Alberta or around the world
- Access the AGS Cemetery Database through our online Members "My Account" area, and where available, use Ancestry.com in a branch or library setting
- Get our Relatively Speaking Journal available in print or electronic copy; plus four years of digital back issues available online for free!
- Visit our main and Branch libraries featuring over 6,000 books on local history, guidebooks, microform, maps, and CDs.
- Take part in historical and genealogical projects specific to Alberta
Provides a $5.00 discount to Regular or Senior memberships who are also members of any one of the provincial BC, SK, MB or ON Genealogical Societies (with proof of current membership).
Workshops and conferences
- Enroll in our genealogical courses where available
- Attend one-day workshops networking with other genealogists
- Register for an all-weekend provincial conference (held on odd years)
- Engage with us at Gen-Fair and take the opportunity to talk with veteran genealogists or mentors (held opposite to conferences years)
- Join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIG) › where available
These benefits start January 1, 2021.
25% savings on yearly JPASS plans for your members.
JSTOR Research Guide for Genealogists
guides.jstor.org/genealogy gives a brief overview on JSTOR, including starter journal recommendations and examples of how JSTOR can help provide insights into the past.
In addition to special free draws and promotions, members get a 10% discount on genealogy courses and packages, including eleven Certificate Programs, offered by the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
AGS #1 Free shipping in Canada for orders of $100 or more
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20% off the cost of the software. Lowest price offered anywhere.
Regular Price: $49.99USD Member Price: $39.99USD
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Offer expires Dec 31, 2020
Know more about us. Download our AGS Brochure ›
AGS now has regular and discounted memberships for those new or renewing. Members opting from print to a digital subscription receive a discount. Having an electronic subscription to our Journal will help save the environment by reducing paper and shipping. In addition, the reduction of printing and postage expenses allows us to reallocate funds to improved benefits for Society members.