Join the Virtual Genealogical Society – it’s new!

  • Would you like to attend national conferences or local meetings but traveling is just impossible?
  • Do you prefer to attend webinars and other events online to learn and socialize with genealogists?
  • Would you like to meet international genealogists, especially ones working in other countries where you research?
join the Virtual Genealogical Society

Leave that wreck in the garage. You won’t need it when you join the Virtual Genealogical Society.

The brainchild of Katherine R. Willson (of Genealogy on Facebook fame) and other leading genealogists, the Virtual Genealogical Society

began with the recognition that many family history enthusiasts are merging technology and globalization in their genealogical pursuits. We aim to provide a forum for genealogists to connect, network, and mentor with genealogists around the world through monthly meetings online, webinars, social networking, annual conferences, and in-person meet-ups at conferences, institutes and events around the world.

join the Virtual Genealogical Society

Hitch a virtual ride instead with your new genealogy friends.

Become an early adopter like Sassy Jane and join the Virtual Genealogical Society.

With your $20 annual membership, you receive:

  • Recorded monthly webinars by nationally-known speakers

  • Webinar handouts

  • Live chat with featured speakers in members-only Facebook group

  • Discounts on genealogy software, databases, publications and products

  • Annual virtual conference member discount

  • Monthly newsletter emailed to you

  • Members-only Facebook group for networking, mentoring, and socializing

  • Access to Special Interest Group (SIG) discussions and handouts

  • Fillable PDF forms for family history research

We believe in the power of genealogists getting together. The Virtual Genealogical Society urges you to join and support genealogical societies, both where you live and where you’re researching. Your local or regional genealogical society may offer:

  • Access to unique local databases, records, and indexes

  • Monthly meetings, SIGs, and seminars

  • Local mentors who volunteer to help other genealogists

  • Field trips to area repositories and cemeteries

  • Make friends with people who share your interest in the past

  • Newsletters

  • Guides to genealogy holdings at local libraries