Join

Please print and complete the membership application form. Mail with your membership fees to Edgar County Genealogical Society, PO Box 304, Paris, IL 61944-0304 .

Membership includes:

    • ECGS Quarterly newsletter (mailed in August, November, February and May)
    • Three programs in September, December, and March
    • The Annual Meeting is held in June along with the presentation of the Edythe Stephens Family History Award. This award is presented to a member or volunteer who has provided dedicated services to the genealogy community in the past year.
    • Each member is entitled to have at least one query published annually in the Quarterly (more if space allows). Please include:
      • Your name
      • Address
      • email address (optional)

A query should provide at least three items: Name, Date(s), Location(s). The more information you give, the more likely someone is to have information about your question. You may send your query by email.


  • Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th each year
  • Persons joining after August 1st should include $1.50 extra for 1 back issue of the quarterly that must be mailed.
  • Persons joining after October 1st should include $2.00 extra for 2 back issues of the quarterly that must be mailed.
  • Persons joining after January 1st should include $2.75 extra for 3 back issues of the quarterly that must be mailed.
  • Those who send their membership payment after March 1st will be considered a member for the coming year unless noted differently on your application.

Membership Application form

** Please notify ECGS if your mailing or email address changes. ECGS is not responsible for newsletters that are lost or returned by USPS.