Membership in the society is still available through one of the affiliated chapters. Upon application to the chapter of one’s choice and acceptance by that chapter, a membership number is assigned by the State Treasurer.  Dues are payable for the calendar year beginning January 1.  Membership entitles members to receive only those official periodicals of the Society published subsequent to receipt of member’s dues by the Society Treasurer.  Two classifications of membership are available: (1) Individual membership – one person at one address; (2) Family membership – two persons at the same address.  State dues are included in the Chapter dues.  Membership in any Chapter entitles a member to join another Chapter by paying that Chapter’s dues only (Associate membership).

At the annual meeting of the South Carolina Genealogical Society held in Columbia on Saturday, October 15, 2016, the members present voted to change the current Constitution concerning membership requirements.  SCGS does not currently have a presence in each county of South Carolina.  Therefore, beginning in 2017, we now offer those individuals who wish to join SCGS, without joining a local chapter, the choice of joining as a member at large for $25.00 per year.  Membership at large includes all rights and privileges of membership in the society. Members at Large will recieve copies of The Carolina Herald and Newsletter.  Membership will run from January 1 to December 31 each year. Dues and application may be mailed to Sandra Wilkie, Treasurer, PO Box 234, Mayo, SC 29368-0234 or SCGS, PO Box 24526, Columbia, SC 29224-4526.