Membership year: September 1st through August 31st.


Membership has its benefits.

SSGHS offers the following to the public, free of charge: 9 meeting programs, 11 digital issues of SSGHS News*, Pullman Records Quick Search, use of the SSGHS Library, and wi-fi at the SSGHS Library.

Members receive all of the above, plus:

  • Mailed issue of the SSGHS Newsletter (you may opt out of a mailed copy)
  • 2 FREE digital issues of Where The Trails Cross*
  • FREE membership in Special Interest Groups
  • FREE access to Members-Only website content
  • Discount on photocopies at SSGHS Library
  • Other member discounts

Membership year: September 1st through August 31st.
* Members may receive printed journal for a nominal surcharge.

Membership Levels

Individuals and Libraries$30
Family (2 persons, same address, 1 newsletter, 1 journal)$35
Contributing (individual membership plus $10 donation)$40
Supporting (individual membership plus $25 donation)$55

To purchase membership by check:

Please print and mail an application form. If paying by check, we must have your application form to process your membership.


Gift Certificates

Give Society Membership as a gift
Tell your friends and family you would like a Membership Gift Certificate

SSGHS gift certificate
Give the gift of membership!


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To purchase a membership gift certificate BY MAIL:

  • Mail a check to SSGHS, Attn: Membership Gift Certificate, 3000 W. 170th Place , Hazel Crest, IL 60429
  • Send an email to:
    • Subject line: SSGHS Membership Gift Certificate order
    • Body of email:
      • Name of person ordering gift certificate (this will be listed as “From” on the certificate)
      • Phone number of person ordering certificate
      • Name of person who will receive gift certificate (this will be listed as “To” on the certificate)
      • Name and mailing address where you would like certificate mailed
      • Type and amount of membership fee paid by check

Once we receive the email and payment, we will complete the gift certificate as indicated and send the certificate, along with the Members-Only password, to the address indicated in the email.

DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY: Must be received by December 6th