Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS)
MEMBERSHIP

Take advantage of the many benefits of VGS Membership, and join today!

 
SINGLE: $60 ~  YOUTH (25 and under): $30  ~  FAMILY: $85 

(Page last updated 23 Jun 2020)




VGS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

A TWO STEP PROCESS
1) Submit a membership form (below)
AND    2) Submit payment

 

PART 1 - COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP FORM

 Please complete the online registration form below
OR download form in PDF format to print and complete

* = Mandatory fields

VGS MEMBERSHIP FORM

 Membership year runs from
Jun 1 2020 - May 31 2021
(benefits extend to Jun 30 2021)
 
Membership Year 2020 - 2021  
Type of Membership *: New Member
Renewal - Membership Number:
Membership Category: *
(please select from dropdown menu)
First Name: *
Last Name: *
First Name #2:
(for family memberships only)
Last Name #2:
(for family memberships only)
Email Address: *
(Required for e-notices of events / activities and
VGS e-journal subscription)
E-Notices: * YES   NO    Applicant's initials:
(You are entitled to receive email bulletins containing VGS news and upcoming events. New anti-spam legislation requires that we obtain your permission to send these notices to you. Please select "YES" AND type your initials to authorize these emails.)
Street: *
City / Town: *    Prov / State: *
Country: *   Postal: *
Telephone: *

Please check the information you have entered
BEFORE pressing the "Submit Now" button ...
       
THANK YOU!
NOTE: After pressing the above "Submit Now" button, you will be taken to �a separate payment page where you can optionally pay by credit card or your PayPal account.
       

ABOUT VGS MEMBERSHIPS

The VGS membership year runs
from June 1 to May 31.

 

To renew your VGS membership, please complete and submit a registration form (use the online registration form on the left, OR our 20-21 paper VGS membership form.

ALSO, you need to pay the applicable fees (see payment options below).

MEMBERSHIP FEES

FEES for NEW and RETURNING members depend on the membership category and the time of year you are joining:

  • FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIPS (applies June 1** - May 31):
    • $60.00 - Single (Individual) Members (over age 25)
    • $30.00 - Youth (Junior)  Members (age 25 & under)
    • $85.00 - Family* Members - $85.00 *

* Family membership is defined as two or more members of a family living at the same address. (VGS Bylaws Articles 2.5 and 2.9).

**  New and Renewal VGS membership applications
for 2020-21 are being accepted as of 15 Apr 2020 .

 

INCENTIVES for FIRST TIME MEMBERS ONLY:

  • Join Jan 15 to Apr 15 - PRORATED MEMBERSHIPS - (full membership benefits extent to May 31)
    Try us out for up to 4 and a half months for half price:
    • $30.00 - Prorated Single Members
    • $45.00 - Prorated Family* members
  • Join April 15 to May 31 - EXTENDED BENEFITS -
    When joining VGS as a FIRST TIME MEMBER between April 15 and May 31 (just prior to our VGS year end) AND paying FULL annual fees, your payment will be applied to the UPCOMING year (June 1 - May 31).  But your member benefits start IMMEDIATELY.  Fees for April and/or May of the CURRENT year are waived in these cases. FIRST TIME MEMBERS therefore get up to 13 or 14 months for the price of 12 months.

 

PAYMENT & SUBMISSION OPTIONS

VGS membership fees are payable in Canadian dollars, payable by cash, cheque or money order (payable to the Victoria Genealogical Society), OR online using your credit card or PayPal account.

To pay online, first complete the registration form on the left.  After you press the "Submit Now" button, you will automatically be taken to the VGS membership payment page.

     OR

If you choose to pay by cash, cheque or money order, please deliver your payment (and completed 20-21 paper VGS membership form, if used, to the VGS Genealogy Learning and Resource Centre, OR to the VGS monthly speaker series events, OR mail to:

     Victoria Genealogical Society
     209 - 4475 Viewmont Avenue
     Victoria, BC, Canada  V8Z 6L8

 

Questions about VGS Membership?
Email our Membership Director at membership@victoriags.org

   

BENEFITS OF VGS MEMBERSHIP

  • Network - Learn - Share.  Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS) is a great place to meet people who truly care about history and families; people who can teach you wonderful lessons about research and history. You can work directly with these people, learn from them, and help each other as you search for your family.
  • Reduced fees for Seminars and Workshops offered by VGS.
  • Free access to the VGS genealogical Genealogy Learning and Research Centre and its collections. Further information on our collections can be found on our resources and queries pages.
  • Free access to the www.ancestry.com and FindMyPast library editions at the VGS Genealogy Learning and Research Centre. 
  • Free wireless connection to the internet (bring your laptop and your flash drive) at the The Genealogy Learning and Research Centre.
  • Free monthly speaker series events featuring speakers on a variety of topics concerning genealogy, history, and heritage and many more topics.
  • Free parking at our Learning Centre and for our monthly Speaker Series events.
  • Opportunity to join one or more of our  Special Interest Groups (SIGS) where members with similar interests and research objectives participate in small, focused meetings and discussions.
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting for  the VGS Executive (volunteer positions filled from the general membership) - we are a volunteer run organization.
  • Receive our VGS Journal (available in digital pdf format). Members are encouraged to submit stories about their family research.
  • Free posting of surnames in our Members Surname Interest Index on this website - connect with others researching the same surnames.
  • Free opportunities to volunteer and contribute.  VGS members are encouraged to participate in ongoing VGS projects, programs and services.  VGS is always looking for people with all kinds of talents, or people with a little or more time to do all kinds of tasks. Can you organize, answer phones, research data? Are you interested in transcribing documents, indexing, raising money, promoting the group? How about volunteering at the VGS Genealogy Learning and Research Centre and meet others who enjoy genealogy? Whatever your talents and interests, VGS can use them. Please contact us if you can help out.
  • Reduced membership fees for families and/or youth (25 and under).

 

 

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