Become a member
Membership online application
Print membership form

Membership benefits:

  • Access to IGS research facility
  • Access to FamilySearch affiliate records when in the IGS library
  • Access to Ancestry Library edition when in the IGS library
  • Bimonthly newsletter
  • Discounts on classes and conferences and research fees
  • Networking opportunities
  • Email notification of upcoming events and classes
  • Access to genealogical interest groups
  • IGS membership helps to preserve records for future generations

You may purchase yearly membership as an individual or as a family for yourself or as a gift. Memberships and donations are the only source of funds for the Iowa Genealogical Society a 501(c)3 non-profit society. Your membership is valid for one year from the date you join. A handling charge of $2.50 is included. Fees are in USD.


Join online

Individual – You


Family – You and other family members at your address.




Join by mail

If you prefer to print and mail a membership form to the IGS click here.
Please send membership application via mail to:

c/o Registrar
Iowa Genealogical Society
628 E Grand Ave
Des Moines IA 50309-1924

When sending your request for membership, please include if it’s a new membership or a renewal.

Thank You.


Donations to support the Society are always welcome. They may be for operating funds, building maintenance, endowment, books, preservation, equipment or unrestricted.




You can volunteer your time, knowledge, and expertise to help others in their pursuit of genealogy or help the society to function by volunteering for a committee, to organize special events, to give tours of the library, be a speaker for or at the Society or do research for others.