Cornerstone Genealogical Society Membership

Anyone interested in Greene County families is welcome to become a member of this organization.


The Patron membership helps support our genealogical projects.

Yearly Memberships are for the calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31), and memberships will be accepted at anytime during the current year.

All Yearly Memberships will expire December 31st, regardless of when memberships are submitted.  


The primary benefit of being a CGS member will be access to the Member Portal on the new website which we will unveil in 2021 and the proprietary information therein.   The Members Only portal will provide access to databases that heretofore have been available only on our library’s in-house computers.  These databases include:  the complete archive of the Cornerstone Clues, 1975-2020, word-searchable within a given year; the Yearbooks of Greene County’s five high schools, through 2017; the early hand-written Tax Books, broken down by township.  There will be “Poor Farm” records, Greene County directories, family histories, Bible records, and other sources of genealogical data, most of these digital files available through the efforts of Jim Fordyce.  The ability for members to post queries and share genealogical information in real time. In lieu of the Cornerstone Clues, a much shorter newsletter will be published and mailed—or, if preferred, e-mailed—to members.  Members will be provided with a user name and password for the Member Portal once the new website is launched. 

RESEARCH SERVICES Our volunteer staff provides research service for its members who are researching their personal genealogy and family history. Our only additional charge is for postage as well as $0.50 for each photocopy. Please note that this service is for members only, for their personal use. Our staff does not search outside of our library. If you wish a search made in the Courthouse or other libraries, you will need a researcher. We do not have a list of professional researchers available at this time.

A few search guidelines will be very helpful in directing our search, if known:

MONTHLY MEETINGS General Membership Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month with the exception of December.  Refer to Calendar of Events or contact our library for further information and guest speaker schedule. These meetings are open to the public as well as the membership.

Calendar of Events

Membership Application

Research Request Form for Members Only