Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter
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How to Join


Membership is open to all individuals 18 years or older who share an interest in genealogy, history and the pursuit of research focused on one’s family.  Membership in the national organization is a prerequisite for membership in the local organization.*  A combined fee of $65.00 is required annually for an individual membership (local membership is $30.00 and national membership is $35.00).  Similarly, family memberships ( a member plus one individual) is $80.00 annually ($40.00 for the local organization and $40.00 for the national).

*National Life Members only have to renew their Local Memberships annually. 

The fiscal year is January 1 to December 31.  Only persons in good financial standing are eligible to vote in chapter elections or receive member benefits such as newsletters and journals.

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged at all general membership meetings.  However, after three visits to AAHGS-NY, interested parties are asked to consider working with the organization on an extended basis by joining.   

To download a Membership Form for both the national and local organizations, please click here.  
Mail application and check to:
P.O. Box 1050
New York, NY 10116-1050