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PURPOSE: The NORTHWEST INDIANA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to genealogy, history, biography and heraldry; to promote and sustain interest in the study of these fields; to pool interest and aid individual members of the Society; and to issue publications relating to genealogy.


MEMBERSHIP PERIOD: Membership year will expire on the last day of the month twelve [12] months from which dues were paid. Annual membership dues are not pro-rated to the calendar year.



  • Regular meetings held at 10:00 am on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month, February through November

  • Programs and speakers of genealogical, historical and related areas of interest

  • Bi-monthly newsletter TWIGS with free queries

  • Networking opportunities

  • 10% Discount on NWIGS publications; genealogical supplies available for purchase at meetings

  • Discounted membership in the Pioneer Heritage Circle if qualified by direct descent of an early Lake or Porter County resident

  • Meetings held at area libraries and museums

  • Volunteer projects such as cemetery reading and indexing of newsletters, obituaries or public records

If you have questions about NWIGS membership, then please contact us at Also, please consider completing and returning our Membership Census Form with your membership application. This membership information facilitates greater networking among NWIGS members who may share common ancestors or locations of interest.



Membership Type

[ ]
[ ]


[ ] Individual [Digital Only; TWIGS
    available online]
$15.00/1 year

[ ] Individual [Digital with hardcopy
    of TWIGS mailed to you]
$20.00/1 year

[ ] Family*
$17.00/1 year
Family must reside at SAME address

[ ] Library Rate

[ ] Life Membership


Genealogy Computer Program Used:

Genealogy Level (check one):
[ ] Basic
[ ] Intermediate
[ ]

Area of Interest (check all that apply):

[ ] Lake County
[ ]
Porter County
[ ] Other __________

Individual Membership
(Circle)   Mr.   Mrs.   Ms.   Miss


Family Membership
(Circle)   Mr.   Mrs.   Ms.   Miss

Second Name __________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

City _______________________ State/Country ______________

Zip+4 ____________    Telephone (_______) ________________


Include Your Surnames of Interest:



Make your check payable to: NWIGS
Mail Application & Dues to: NWIGS, PO Box 595, Griffith, IN 46319

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