If you know of additional genealogy societies and research facilities in your area, please let us know so we can list them here. Also, if you are a member of, or know of a society that has a special interest in Scottish research, please let us know. Please send detailed information to
Todd Oberlander or Barbara Carmel.
Scotland Genealogy Societies
Aberdeen and North East Scotland FHS
164 King St.
Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 5BD
Tele No: +44 (0)1224 646323
Fax No: +44 (0)1224 639096
One of the largest history and genealogy societies in Scotland. Branch meetings are held at:
- The Unitarian Church, Skene Terrace, Aberdeen
- The Moray/Banff Branch meetings are held in The Public Library, Elgin
- Glasgow Branch meetings are held in The Kirk Lounge, Renfield Saint Stephen's Church Centre, 260 Bath St., Glasgow
Individual membership is £10 per year plus a £2 joining fee.
The Scottish Genealogy Society
15 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Phone: (+44) 0131 220 3677, faxed on 070707 13411
Troon and District Family History Society
c/o M.E.R.C., Troon Public Library, South Beach
Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6EF
This is one of the smaller societies but it has an extremely helpful membership. They have meeting every third Tuesday at 7:30 and publish three or four journals a year.
Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
Unit 5 22 Manfield Street
Glasgow G11 5QP
Annual U.S. Membership is £17 and includes air mail of three newsletters per year.
Dumfries and Galloway Family History Research Centre
9 Glasgow Street
Dumfries DG2 9AF
Membership $18.00 U.S. - Lots of marvelous publications available from this Society.
Highland Family History Society
c/o Reference Room, Public Library
Farraline Park, Inverness
Scotland, United Kingdom IV1 1NH
Tel : +44 (0) 1463-236463
Fax: +44 (0) 1463-711128
The Society's journal, usually 28 pages, is produced four times a year in February, May, August and November. Each issue contains articles of interest to the Highlands of Scotland genealogist, as well as a queries list.
Ireland Genealogy Societies
Irish Family History Society
PO Box 36
Co Kildare, Ireland
Objectives of the Irish Family History Society are to promote the study of Irish family history and genealogy. It publishes an annual journal containing aids to genealogical research, details of current research, and articles of interest. It also publishes a Members Interest Directory annually containing queries and interests.
Membership $20.00 U.S.
Irish Genealogical Society, International
PO. Box 16585
St. Paul, MN 55116-0585
The Society's primary goals are to promote genealogical research and create interest in Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry and heritage. Membership benefits include a quarterly society newsletter, The Septs, and one free query per year. They also have a Surname Interest List and provide free research for members.
Society Dues are $20.00 U.S.
North of Ireland Family History Society
c/o QUB School of Education
69 University Street
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1HL
Society produces a world-wide journal twice a year with articles on family history and varied subjects. The Journal has a Special Queries section with up to 50 words and offers of Reciprocal Research.
Membership: £8 UK and Europe £10 U.S.
North American Genealogy Societies
British Columbia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall
Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6
The British Columbia Genealogical Society supports a library at its Resource Centre Unit 211, 12837 76th Avenue, Surrey B.C. The library has over 7000 titles in its inventory. It has both Scottish and Irish interest groups.
For more information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a snail mail note to the above post office box for current membership fees.
California Genealogical Society
300 Brannan St. (at 2nd)
San Francisco, CA 94107-0105
Founded in 1898, it is the oldest genealogical society in California. Their library contains over 38,000 genealogical works.
Individual membership is $30.00 U.S. annually.
Fiske Genealogical Foundation
1644 43rdAvenue East
Seattle, WA 98112-3222
Especially strong collection of research material on localities east of the Mississippi. Fiske Genealogical Foundation offers genealogy classes on various subjects and has yearly tours to New England and Salt Lake City.
Heritage Quest Research Library
909 Main Street
Phone: (253) 863-1806
Census and Soundex (10,000 rolls), Civil and Revolutionary War (1,000 rolls), Passenger and Immigration Lists (1,500 rolls), Maps and Gazetteers, Tax Lists and Vital Records.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois State Historical Library
Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701
Society has a membership of 2000 and issues a bimonthly newsletter.
Membership Fee - Individual $25.00 U.S.
Manitoba Genealogical Society
Unit A, 1045 St. James Street
Phone: (204) 783-9139
Individual members receive quarterly issues of the Society's journal, Generation, and are permitted one free query in Generation Gaps annually. The Manitoba Genealogical Society will undertake genealogical research within the Society's Manitoba sources on a fee for service basis. The research fee per person for each source is $5.00 for MGS members and $6.00 for non-members.
For more information e-mail email@example.com
National Genealogical Society
4527 17th St., North
Arlington, VA 22207-2399
Phone: (703) 525-0050 or (800) 473-0060
Founded in 1903, the Society serves over 17,000 members and continues to assist its membership in tracing family histories. All members receive the NGS Quarterly, an 80-page genealogy publication, and the NGS Newsletter a bimonthly publication. The NGS/CIG (Computer Interest Group) Digest is bound in the center of the NGS Newsletter.
Annual membership - Individual $40.00, Seniors $35.00 and Group $30.00 U.S.
New England Historical and Genealogy Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Annual membership - Individual $50.00 U.S.
Members receive full use of the Society's library with access to the 25,000 volume Circulating Library by mail. Members also receive free subscriptions to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, widely acknowledged to be one of the most impressive bodies of genealogical scholarship, and NEXUS, a general interest genealogical magazine published five times a year. Members also receive semi-annual mailings of the NEHGS Sales Catalog, a 100-page collection of materials on family and social history, and information about special sales offers and opportunities.
North Carolina Genealogy Society
PO. Box 22
Greenville, NC 27835-0022
Individual membership $30.00 U.S.
To request a free membership brochure, e-mail
After joining the Society you will receive two award winning publications. The NCGS Journal, published quarterly, and the NCGS Newsletter which will keep you informed of the Society's goals, introduce you to local societies across the state, and provide you with upcoming genealogical events across the nation. You may submit two free queries per year to be published in the newsletter.
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
PO Box 641, Station Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T3
The society has a workshop and lectures series that are open to the public and are held in the Akins A/V Room, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management Site - 6016 University Avenue, Halifax N.S. The associations newsletter, Nova Scotia Genealogist, is published three times per year; Spring, Summer, and Fall along with a supplement, the Directory of Members and Surname Interests. Annual membership is $20.00 payable in U.S. funds.
Ontario Genealogical Society
40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9
Membership fee is $45.00 Canadian
Phone: (416) 489-0734
Fax: (416) 489-9803
An objective of the society to make available the knowledge, diversity and comprehensiveness for researching genealogical resources in Ontario and share expertise in other geographic areas.
Oregon Genealogical Society
955 Oak Alley
Eugene, OR 97401
PO Box 10306
Eugene, OR 97440-2306
Sunday, Thursday & 4th Saturday - closed
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Scotland County Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 496
Laurel Hill, NC 28351-0496
President, Betty Edens
Annual membership, which includes six newsletters, is $10.00 U.S. for an individual and other societies.
Seattle Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15329
Seattle, Washington 98115-0329
The library and office is located at:
6200 Sand Point Way N.E. #101*
Seattle, Washington 98115
Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*on the #74 & 75 Metro bus line, accessible to persons
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1952
Tacoma, WA 98401
Message phone: (253) 572-6650
Visit them on the Web at
Members needing assistance in getting started or in specific research areas should contact the Third Vice-President, Donna Mullen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utah Genealogical Association
PO Box 1144
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Membership dues are $35.00 U.S annually
Membership includes subscription to the bimonthly newsletter, USA, which gives the latest acquisitions of the LDS Library. Members also receive the Genealogy Journal, a highly acclaimed quarterly publication that features articles and reviews by some of the nations most respected genealogists. Members receive discount prices to the annual week-long Institute of Genealogy.
Virginia Genealogical Society
5001 West Broad Street, Suite 115
Richmond, Virginia 23230-3023
Phone: (804) 285-8954
Annual Membership Fee $26.00 U.S.
Co-host to the 1999 National Genealogical Societys Conference held in Richmond, VA. Society membership includes the Society quarterly publication and the Virginia Genealogical Societys bimonthly newsletter.