Support US

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Vielen Dank!

There are many ways to support the Immigrant Genealogical Society! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on support from our members and donations from patrons who want to see us continue our mission to help genealogical researchers connect to their German roots worldwide! Would you consider supporting us in one of these ways?

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in one of two ways.

Mail checks to:

Immigrant Genealogical Society
PO Box 7369
Burbank, CA 91510-7369

Donate with PayPal:

Become a Member

Check out our membership page to see about becoming a member.


Do you have a passion for genealogy? Do you speak a language besides English, especially German? Do you have a special skill set that you would like to share? Do you have a little spare time to volunteer?

If so, then we have a job (or two) for you! Please contact our if any of the following activities sound interesting to you!!

  • Cataloguing library publications and periodicals.
  • Indexing family history material.
  • Helping to promote events and workshops.
  • Brainstorming ideas to help members connect.
  • Hosting a special interest group.

Sign Up for Rewards Programs

Ralphs Community Rewards

If you shop at Ralph’s and you already have a Ralph’s Rewards Card, then simply sign into (or sing up for) your Ralph’s Rewards account, go to “My Account” settings, and select “Community Contributions”. Search by organization name “IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY” or organization number “HW858“, then click “Enroll“.

Ralph’s then donates a portion of their earnings to IGS each time you use your Ralph’s rewards card, at no cost to you!

Amazon Smile

We have all shopped at Amazon at one time or another! By logging into AmazonSmile every time your shop (instead of the usual, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Immigrant Genealogical Society. That’s huge!

But, you have to sign up first. Just visit and log into your Amazon account. The first time you visit AmazonSmile, select “Immigrant Genealogical Society” as your preferred charity. Then, IGS will benefit in the future whenever you shop at AmazonSmile!

Just remember, each time you shop at Amazon, log into