Maine Genealogical Society


From four people gathered in a Franklin county living room in 1976, the Maine Genealogical Society has grown to over 1,000 members dispersed in all 50 states, the Canadian provinces and other countries. Membership in MGS offers numerous benefits for genealogists researching in Maine, New England and eastern Canada.

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What does your Membership Get You?

Your membership includes our quarterly journal The Maine Genealogist, our quarterly newsletter, option to post queries on our online query board, discounts on our special publications, conferences and workshops.

The Maine Genealogist

The Maine Genealogist is the Society’s scholarly publication and is published on a quarterly basis. It focuses on problem solving articles relating to Maine families, genealogical methodology, publication of hard-to-find genealogical sources, and critical reviews of new genealogical books and electronic media. Material in The Maine Genealogist is indexed each year in the Genealogical Periodical Annual Index to aid future retrieval.

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Maine Genealogical Society Newsletter

Four times a year you will also receive the Newsletter with notices of the Society’s activities, programs of the Society’s chapters and state meetings, and news of the genealogical community.

MGS Newsletter Online

June 2024

March 2024


Maine Genealogical Society has a very active Special Publications project, and members receive discounts on the majority of these books.  In addition, membership also entitles you to a discounted registration fee for our Spring Workshops and Fall Conferences.

Query Postings

Membership enables you to post queries on our online query board, as well as having them appear in our quarterly newsletter as time and space allows. If you’re a member and want a query posted on our Blog or Website, visit the Contact Us Page on our site (remember to include your MGS Member # if you have it)

Research Assistance

Although Maine Genealogical Society does not directly do research, our Research/Inquiries Secretary works hard to help connect members that are looking for specific assistance to others in the Society you might be able to help.  You can contact our Research/Inquiries Secretary through our Contact Us Page on our site.


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