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Why Join?

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C$ 63 / year

Individual - Students

C$ 31.50 / year


C$ 100 / year

Membership Benefits

Access member pricing for educational resources and events, participate in many live learning opportunities and enjoy our extensive library of educational resources

  • 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

Enjoy The Ontario Genealogical Society – Ontario Ancestors’ genealogy journal, Families

  • Receive the current digital issue of Families every quarter
  • Free access to the library of past issues of Families from 1962 – present day
  • Save 10% at Shop the Hound
  • Save 60% on Family Tree Maker software
  • Discounted memberships to the Alberta Genealogical Society ($5 discount), American Ancestors ($10 discount) and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (25% discount)
  • Save 50% on the first year of membership at Legacy Family Tree Webinars
  • 5-30% discount on Budget Car Rental Rates
  • Become a volunteer and make friendships with our vibrant community of members
  • Work together to strengthen our genealogy community and promote family history research
  • Share your talents and learn new skills
  • Recognize other volunteers and be recognized for your volunteerism with our many awards
  • Learn more about volunteer opportunities
  • Download your personal membership card with your name and membership ID, a testament to your commitment to genealogical research and exploration. Use your card to access exclusive benefits.


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OGS – Membership Card

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Your Own Membership Card

Elegantly Crafted Design

The card features a unique design that captures the essence of Ontario's genealogical heritage. With intricate details and carefully chosen elements, it reflects our dedication to preserving the past for future generations.

Your Personal Identity

Your membership card carries your name and membership ID, a testament to your commitment to genealogical research and exploration. It's a conversation starter and an identifier that connects you with fellow enthusiasts.

Access and Privileges

Present your membership card at our events, workshops, and seminars to gain exclusive access and benefits. Be part of a vibrant community where you can connect, learn, and share your passion for genealogy.

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