Why Join?

If you or a family member have an interest in genealogy or tracing your family history, you may wish to become a member of the Stark Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Paid memberships include:

  1. Invitations to attend chapter meetings (often with special guests and presentations)
  2. The Tree Climber, our quarterly newsletter
  3. Free queries published in The Tree Climber.
  4. Access to the members only section of the website

The membership levels are as follows:

Single, Year: $10

Joint, Year: $15

Single, Lifetime: $150

Joint, Lifetime: $200


I want to join, but I've never been a member before!

Brand new members can join one of two ways. Paper applications can found here. Just download, print, and follow the directions on the paper to send in the application along with membership dues. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive e-mail instructions on how to access the members-only parts of the website. New members may also join through our website and pay dues using PayPal. To join in this manner, use the links above to select the type of membership you wish to purchase. Follow the directions on the page to complete your application. Upon successful completion, you will be brought back to this web site to log in with the username and password you just created. Once you are logged in, you will be given access to member's-only parts of the website.

I used to be a member, and I'd like to rejoin!

If you were a chapter member prior to March 2016 and wish to renew your membership, you may either download a renewal application here, or create a new account online by clicking the appropriate link above to whichever membership you would like. Once your application has been updated, you will receive e-mail instructions on how to access the members-only parts of the website.

If you first became a member in 2016 or later, meaning you have login credentials but you do not have access to members-only parts of the site, use the "upgrade" options located here to re-up your membership. If you have forgotten your login credentials, use the "Forgot Password" link to the right.

I am a member, but I do not have access to member's only parts of the site!

If you are a current member, yearly or lifetime, of the chapter and have not yet received your login information, use the form located on the Contact Us page using the subject "Website."