Basic - $40 for 1 year, $75 for 2 years

  • Receive the California Nugget semi-annually
  • Use of the Society’s library including our extensive collection of city directories and subscription websites from library computers
  • Attend membership programs to hone your research skills and network with members who share your interests
  • Receive discounts on Society publications and special events
  • Attend genealogist led research trips to Salt Lake City, Boston, and the Allen County, Ind. Public Library
  • Access the member only databases on our website
  • Network with other members who share your interests

Non-US Resident $50 for 1 year

  • All the benefits of Basic membership with postage allowance


Family $55 for 1 year, $105 for 2 years

  • All benefits of Basic membership for two persons living in the same household (Please provide both names)


Contributing $100 for 1 year

  • All benefits of Basic membership
  • May bring one non-member guest when visiting the library


Sustaining $250 for 1 year

  • All benefits of Basic Membership
  • May bring one non-member guest when visiting the library
  • One hour of research or one hour of consultation


Life $1200 [lump sum or $240/yr for 5 years; established when paid in full]

  • All benefits of Basic membership for two people living in the same household (Please provide both names)
  • Funds will be placed in the endowment


Library & Society $25 for 1 year

  • Subscription to the society periodical the California Nugget


The IRS considers the benefits of CGS membership to be “insubstantial” for charitable deduction purposes. Therefore, subject to the recommendation of your tax advisor, the full amount of your dues can be claimed as charitable contribution.

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