By becoming a member of the Finnish Genealogical Society you support the activities of the Society as well as Finnish genealogy research . At the same time you'll also have access to out membership benefits. You can fill the enrollment form easily on our website, or you can visit our office and library in Helsinki.
The Periodical Genos is posted to our members four times a year. The price for a year’s run 2016 is €47 (Finland) / €62 (abroad). Read more about Genos
Our members have the opportunity to stay in the affordable Hostels that belong to the Finnish Hostel Association. In addition our members can stay in the Eurohostel Helsinki's Katajanokka with a special discounted price. From January 1 to December 31 2016 the prices are (per night):
Price includes accommodation, bed linen, towel and morning sauna. In addition, guests can use the wireless network for free. Buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant Katajanmarja for á € 9.50. Showers and toilets are shared.
Hotel reservations can be made through the website of Eurohostel. Please remember to mention that you are a member of the Genealogical Society of Finland when making a reservation.
Searchable databases accessible on the member pages are Name Changes, Merimieshuone records relating to sailors and Death Announcements. The video library includes presentations filmed at events organised by the Genelogical Society. Below the membership link are materials relating to meetings and other information for members.
In Tiedekirja bookshop and the Society office a 30% discount is offered on items from the Society’s publication list.
In Tiedekirja, there is also a discount on publications of the Finnish Society of Church History (30%), the Finnish Medical History Society (40%), the Swedish Literature Society in Finland (30%), the Finnish Historical Society (25%) and the Finnish Literature Society (30%).
The Map Centre offers a 15% discount on its maps, nonfiction books and history books with the proof of membership.
The home-page engine Kotisivukone offers web page services to genealogy groups at a special price.
The Society library card is free to members, €8 for non-members. Photocopies and prints at member prices.
Members receive a 30% discount on education organised by the Society.
A member pays annually the membership fee set by the Society’s autumn meeting. The fee is to be paid by the end of January. An annual member who joins in the middle of the accounting year has to pay the membership fee for the whole year.
A member who wishes to leave the Society must inform the governing body in writing, for example by email to the Society’s office. Membership ceases at the end of the calendar year during which the resignation is made. A member is deemed to have lapsed if he or she has not paid the membership fee for 11 months since it has fallen due.
An private individual who fulfils the criteria for annual membership and whom the governing body approves for membership may take out a life membership. A life member makes a one-off payment, which is 20 times the fee for annual membership. An annual member may alter their membership to life membership by paying the life membership fee.