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Membership

While the majority of our members are residents of the Toronto area, many live at considerable distance, maintaining an interest in Toronto roots, enjoying the benefits of membership wherever possible.

Here are some of our membership benefits:

  • All benefits of membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society, Canada’s largest heritage organization
  • An opportunity to meet other members to share information and research experiences—online, in person, and by joining Special Interest Groups.
  • Nine meetings per year with speakers on topics of genealogical interest.
  • Members-only prices for courses and workshops.
  • Six issues of Toronto Tree, our award-winning newsletter.
  • An opportunity to volunteer and participate in a wide range of activities that will benefit you and thousands of other genealogists, now and for years to come. Our volunteers find their involvement personally rewarding.

2014 Individual Membership fees

Ontario Genealogical Society

$61.20

plus Toronto Branch

$12.00

Total

$73.20

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Link to Federation of Genealogical SocietiesToronto Branch is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Our FGS membership benefits us in various ways. Toronto Branch gains access to valuable resources on society governance, new tools to let people know about our events and activities, and some special benefits as a result of partnerships between FGS and other organizations. All Toronto Branch members are entitled to a discount on a 12-month world subscription to the family history collections at findmypast.com as well as discounts on computers and other technology products purchased through the Dell website.

Logo for GenealogicalStudies.comToronto Branch also has a valued partnership with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, which provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists,
leading to Certificates in Genealogical Studies with specialization in various countries. Any new member who joins Toronto Branch from 1 September 2014 on is entitled to one free course through the National Institute, from a choice of three: “Connecting Family: Online and Virtually”, “Google for the Wise Genealogist”, and “Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist”. New members will find details of this offer in their initial membership package. For questions about the courses themselves, contact the National Institute at 1-800-580-0165 (toll-free) or by email at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.