Member Benefits

The Delaware Genealogical Society welcomes all who are interested in researching family history.  Membership provides a great place to connect with people who share a common interest in genealogy. Membership also brings with it many benefits, including:

  • Educational meetings throughout the year.
  • Association with a dedicated group of experienced genealogists.
  • Subscription to the First State Genealogist, the DGS newsletter, published five times a year.
  • Access to the online DGS Member Library, which includes:
    • Delaware Genealogical Society Journal Archive with 40 years of DGS Journals.
    • DGS Newsletter Archive with all issues from 1978 to present
    • A list of more than 8,400 entries from the complete interment register of the James T. Chandler and Son Funeral Home, Wilmington, DE, from July 1894 to November 1916. 
    • Member Meeting Materials, including handouts and recorded webinars for most of our programs going back to 2017.
  • Delaware Genealogical Research Guide. Online access to the full fourth edition published in 2020, with updates and corrections.
  • Notification of DGS meetings and events.

For more information, go to Membership Levels, How to Join/Renew, and Membership FAQs.  Additional questions regarding membership may be sent to the Membership Chairman at

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