Thank you for your enquiry about Individual Membership with The Ontario Genealogical Society – Ontario Ancestors!  

As one of the largest genealogical societies in Canada, we offer many opportunities to learn, connect with members, volunteer to share your knowledge and skills, and preserve and make available family history resources. 

Join the Society with an Individual Membership for $63/year. 

Students may join for $31.50. Click here to submit Proof of Accredited Secondary or Post-Secondary Full-Time Enrolment. 

Add Membership to Branches & Special Interest Groups dedicated to family history in different Ontario and other geographic regions, as well as specialty research topics for an additional $5-$15 depending on the Branch/SIG. 

To Join/Renew by Mail:  Click here to print the Individual Membership Form. 

Enjoy many Member Benefits including:  

  • Free access to monthly genealogy webinars, our library of past genealogy webinars, and 18 hours of DNA Boot Camp webinars 
  • Enjoy discounted and early bird full registration for the Ontario Ancestors Conference 2024 
  • Receive Families journal quarterly & access past issues from 1962 
  • Become a volunteer and make friendships with our vibrant community 
  • Work together to strengthen our genealogy community and promote family history research 
  • Special discounts from heritage organizations and community businesses, including the International Institute for Genealogical Studies and Legacy Family Tree Webinars membership 

Advance your research 

  • Free at-home online access to MyHeritage Library Edition 
  • Free access to members-only databases 
  • Free access to 60,000 Independent Order of Odd Fellows 1875-1929 insurance applications from across Canada 
  • Special pricing for Family Tree Maker for MAC and Windows 
  • Exclusive pricing on JSTOR, online access to 2,000+ journals to build your family’s story 

For more information, please go to our website: ogs.on.ca