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Membership, Queries, and Gear

Become a Member

Individual Membership $20
Family Membership $25
Junior Membership (ages 13-18) $10

Our Membership year runs from 1 Nov through 31 Oct.

Please let us know:
1. Whether this is a new membership or a renewal
2. Whether you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter, The Archivist, by email or postal mail
3. Which surnames you are researching. Surnames will be added to our GSBC Surname list, which will enable other researchers to get into contact with you through the Society. (Your contact information will NOT be posted. Please let us know if you do not wish for your research surnames to be added to the website.)

You will be automatically subscribed to our bi-weekly E-News.

PLEASE NOTE: It will take about 2 business days to recieve your username and password for the Members' section of the site!

Event Announcements
Surnames Researched

Submit a query

Members: Up to four (4) free queries or lookups per year
Non-Members: $15/hour, one hour minimum
Non-Members: $5 for a quick lookup. This is limited to obituary lookups where the exact date is known.

Type your name, email address, and a short lookup into the box. For longer queries send us animal to with your query, but type your name and query title in the box with your payment. Members should just send us an email

Query or Lookup

GSBC 'Tribute Cards'

Do you want to honor a special person?
When you give a donation to the GSBC in their honor, we will print and post a card telling them of your donation! ($5 minimum donation.)

Send us an email to giving their name, address and the occasion, as well as your name, address, and email (in case we have questions!). Just type all information into in the box with your payment.

($5 minimum donation.)

Other items

Show your pride in your Society!
We have totebags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and pins. Go to for more information and to order.