Membership in the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (SCPGS) entitles you to ...
Annual membership runs by fiscal year ... July 1st through June 30th
Join in APRIL, MAY or JUNE and receive membership for the next fiscal year.
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP $35 for 1 year; $60 for 2 years
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $40 for 1 year; $70 for 2 years
(includes two adults sharing a household & dependent children)
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP $500.00
LIFETIME FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $750.00
(includes two adults sharing a household only)
To join, use the Membership Form link on the top right of this page.
WEBSITE & EMAIL – SCPGS maintains a website(SCPGS.org) and a Facebook page to keep members and nonmembers informed of upcoming programs and publications. The website contains information on Special Publications for purchase, membership benefits and other information of interest to our members. Members can contact us by email at SCPAGenSociety@gmail.com or by mail at PO Box 1824, York, PA 17405-1824.
MEETINGS – Membership meetings are held the first Sunday of October-November and January-May, the last Sunday of August and the second Sunday of June. There is no meeting held in December. Meetings are usually held in the meeting hall at the York County History Center on 250 East Market Street, York. Meetings can also be attended by Zoom or through the York History Center Facebook. Meetings are recorded and can be viewed Occasionally the meeting will be held at an alternative location. The location of each meeting is announced in our newsletter, on our website, the York History Center website, and our Facebook page. When a holiday falls on the first Sunday of the month, the meeting date is moved either forward or back a week. Monthly meetings begin at 2:30 P.M. and are preceded by a brief business meeting prior to the presentation.
Ideas and suggestions for future programs, events and activities are always welcome. The time before the meeting is an excellent time to socialize, network, and “ catch-up” with the genealogical activities of other members.
NEWSLETTERS – Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter – “Our Name’s the Game”. Included in the newsletter are announcements of future programs and events, notices of events and publications by other organizations, and articles related to genealogical research.
Members can receive our newsletters through email either by checking this on their renewal form or sending a request to SCPGS by mail or email(SCPAGenSociety@gmail.com.
SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS- Each fiscal year, members receive Special Publications of varying lengths that contain genealogical resource materials, most of which are from previously unpublished primary sources. Earlier Special Publications are available for purchase.
Members are welcome to submit ideas and/or suggestions for future Special Publications. Contributions of articles, materials, etc. for inclusion in future Special Publications are also welcome.
QUERIES – Members can submit queries to be published in the newsletter – free of charge. Queries will be published as they are received. There is no limit on the number of queries that can be submitted, but SCPGS has the right to limit the space provided in the newsletters for queries from one individual. Queries will also be posted on our website.
There is no special format for queries – but they should be brief, legible (if handwritten) and include approximate dates and locations if known..
RESEARCH REQUESTS – See the Research page for details.
Questions about membership in the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (SCPGS) can be sent to SCPAGenSociety@gmail.com
Please include the word MEMBERSHIP in the subject line.