Member Advantages

  • MEMBER ADVANTAGES

    • Receive our quarterly journal Families, providing an outlet for genealogical writing with an Ontario focus, as well as interesting articles about family history innovations and pursuits, and opportunities for researchers to solicit help with their genealogical brick walls.
    • Receive our quarterly NewsLeaf which provides current information in the field of genealogy and information about Society events.
    •  NEW!!  We are pleased to be able to offer all OGS members substantial discounts on subscriptions to History Scotland magazine – 50% discount on digital subscriptions and a 22% discount on print subscriptions. Published 6 times a year, History Scotland is the world’s premier Scottish history magazine,written by a team with a passion for the past, and enjoyed by thousands of readers around the world.
    • FREE!! Attend our live Genealogy Webinars (Available to the Public & Members), or access the archived versions at your convenience (Available only to Members).
    • LivingDNA helps people to understand more about their ancestry by using state-of-the-art technology to link ancestry to regions in specific countries.  OGS members are offered a DNA test from the UK’s LivingDNA for only $149.00.
    • Get a member’s reduced registration cost to attend our Annual Conference with over 40 lectures and workshops to hone your skills.  OGS members also receive “member rates” to attend conferences of the Quebec Family History Society.
    • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the largest genealogical society in New York State and offers OGS members a 25% discount off the usual individual membership pricing.
    • Shop the Hound is the well-regarded Canadian retailer of the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner and offers members a 5% discount on anything in the store until December 31, 2017.
    • Get access to the Members Only section of the website and the following databases or collections; searchable digital copies of Families from 1962 to the present, Conference Wall of Ancestors 2009-2013, Memorial DatabaseIndependent Order Of Foresters Insurance Papers DatabaseStrays database, Church Histories, Roman Catholic Diocese of London.
    • 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.
    • Get a 50% discount on a Findmypast 12-month world Premium membership, with access to over 8 billion historical records.
    • Get a reduced OGS member cost when you apply for a certificate for one of our Heritage Societies or our Heritage Clubs.
    • DIGITAL TREASURES provides high quality Media Transfer Services for film, slides etc. Convert your old films and VCR tapes, snapshots and slides to digital before they deteriorate beyond recovery! Enjoy special OGS membership discounts.
    • Receive discounts to some of our sister organizations across Canada (more information) [Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia]
    • Mark’s Work Wearhouse offers a “download & print” certificate to receive a 10% discount savings.  You will need to present the certificate to the store.
    • Get special pricing from CDW, a leading provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. Learn more about who CDW is, what we do, who we do it for and how. – CDW Canada
    • New for 2017! Get 5% to 30% off of Budget Car Rental Rates – Budget Car Rentals
    • JSTOR for Family Research $50 OGS Member Discount. With more than 2,000 scholarly journals spanning 300 years, JSTOR connects researchers with scholarship from the leading academics worldwide.  NOTE, JSTOR HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ALL DISCOUNTS WHILE THEY TEST A NEW PRICING MODEL!!
    • OGS is the portal through which you can join any number of our 34 Branches and Special Interest Groups in order to take advantage of the materials that have been indexed or digitized for geographical regions of Ontario, and to research areas of special interest. Some Branches and SIGs have a Member’s Only section of their website in which many genealogical treasures reside. Branches/SIGs may offer members of OGS reduced rates for research and involvement in education programs. Each Branch/SIG has a small additional membership fee.

    Note: For complete information on how to get special pricing from our partners, please refer to our Member Resource web page.