Membership

How to Become a Member:

In order to become a member of the Essex County branch, you must first register as a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Registration information can be found on the OGS website at http://www.ogs.on.ca/membership/join.php

To join any of the branches, there is an additional fee per branch as shown on the OGS registration form.

The Essex County Branch  membership fee (2015) is:

$12.00 per individual
$15.00 per family
$12.00 per institution

Membership is for the calendar year.  Those joining after October will receive a  membership for the following year.

Questions? Contact essexogs@gmail.com regarding questions on membership(s)


Benefits:

  • Supporting the local volunteers in the development & preservation of documents
  • Supporting Public Awareness / Education / Assistance activities
  • Access to newsletters, meetings, conferences (unpublished resources)
  • Research collaboration (ideas)
  • Networking  with other researchers & friends
  • Assistance with the Family Puzzle (Brickwalls)
  • Access to members Discussion Boards – “Priceless

For more reasons to get involved read the interview of Shirley Sturdevant, President OGS 2012:

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2012/06/20/connecting-ancestors-to-the-present

What can I do in the Members Only section of the OGS web site?

  • attend Webinars
  • view recordings of past webinars
  • research using our Members Only databases
  • visit the Members Only sites for your branches (Indexes are now being added)
  • access the new Electronic Newsleaf
  • read back issues of Families and e-Newsleaf
  • post on the Member Message board
  • ask questions or assist on the Technical Support Message Board
  • link through to Pay Per View
  • download Pedigree charts for use in your research
  • view your member profile and update your contact information
  • change your password should you need to

Current Members:

Changes to your mailing address, email address or telephone number?  Be sure to let us know so that we cankeep you up-to-date !

Is Your Contact Info Correct?

Current member are encouraged to contact us with changes in mailing address and/or email address.

essexogs@gmail.com

Essex County Branch & O.G.S.,  Calendar of events:

Calendar click here

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