AAHGS Chapters are located in cities across the continental United States. They have associations with multiple state, county, and local departments as well as genealogical and historical societies, and family associations. Many also enjoy these benefits:


AAHGS Affiliate Subscribers Organizations include libraries, archives, and educational institutions. They enjoy these among other benefits:

Membership Application and Dues:

There are several ways to join.

To obtain chapter dues information, perspective members can contact chapters via the Chapters Directory.

Membership Levels:

Membership in the national society and local chapters are separate – you will need to join both (unless there is no local chapter for your area). Your membership begins the day you join and expires on December 31 of that year. Dues are non-refundable. AAHGS does not automatically renew a membership upon expiration. Members are notified before their expiration date and given the opportunity to renew.

We offer several levels of membership: Individual ($35), Family ($40), and Organization ($60). A family membership includes you and one other person. Organization memberships apply only to the individual who is the representative of the organization. We also encourage lifetime memberships ($1,000) and bequests to our endowment fund.