Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina

Joining WCGS

WCGS welcomes all who are interested in genealogy.  Experienced genealogists recommend joining a society where you live for educational and support purposes, and another in the place where you are researching, for the exchange of research information.
You do not have to have ancestors from Wake County, North Carolina to be a member.  If you are local, WCGS meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month September through May.  Note: the November and December meeting are combined and held in early December.  You do not have to be a member to attend the WCGS monthly meetings. Please visit the Events page for the meeting schedule and details. 
Member Benefits
  • Wake Treasures, the Society's journal - access to all issues from 1991 to present
  • WCGS Updates, the Society's quarterly newsletter - access to all issues from 2000 to present
  • Monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday
  • Unlimited free queries in the newsletter
  • Access to members-only presentations
  • Posts to surname database
  • Contribute to forum discussions
  • Notification of WCGS meetings and events
Annual Dues
The WCGS membership year is from September 1 to August 31. Memberships received after May 31 are applied to the next membership year. Membership dues are:
  • $25 for individuals
  • $25 for institutions
  • $30 for families (two people related by blood or marriage residing at the same address)
Membership Form
To join or renew click here for a printable Membership Application (PDF) or use the PayPal option below.
Using PayPal
When paying with PayPal, please make sure that you provide enough information that we can match your payment with your name and contact information in our records, especially if you are a renewing WCGS member.  For new members. full details are needed, or send an e-mail to the membership chair.  Be sure to mention if the e-mail address you use for WCGS is different from the one you use for PayPal.
The PayPal payee for WCGS is WCGSpay@gmail.com. When a payment is made in this fashion, WCGS will receive an e-mail notifying us that a payment has been made, and the WCGS treasurer will acknowledge receipt of your payment and forward information to our membership chair. Please allow a few days to receive an acknowledgement. To follow-up, contact Bruce Allen, treasurer.

WCGS Membership Options

After logging in to PayPal, please note if your donation is for the North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina State Library, Olivia Raney Local History Library, or WCGS Special Projects.