New Members

How to join the GRHS? (new members):

Download the Membership Application Form, fill it out and print it, then e-mail the form to or fax it to (701) 223-4421 or snail mail it to the GRHS office at:
1125 West Turnpike Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

If you are already a member and need to change your information on file please click here for the form.

Renew Your Membership

Use this button to purchase or renew a GRHS membership

Using PayPal to purchase or renew your GRHS membership: If you are purchasing a NEW membership, please Mail, Email or FAX (701.223.4421) an application to GRHS so that we will know your address. The application form is available for download in PDF format.

Your GRHS membership includes:

Access to the members-only section of the GRHS website, an extensive collection of research materials available only to GRHS members. Data available includes records retrieved from archives in the former Russian empire, translations of archive documents and letters and notices from North American German-language newspapers, indexes to existing records and microfilms, family and village compilations prepared by our volunteers, photos of German-Russian villages and much more.

Access to GRHS's ambitious program to retrieve records from archives in the former Russian empire. The Society actively negotiates agreements with these archives to obtain records impossible to find elsewhere.

Access to the Chapter Group(s) of your choice, allowing you to network with others researching your region of interest and providing access to records specific to your region. Membership in local chapters to exchange research ideas and enjoy fellowship and social activities with fellow German-Russians in your area. (Some local chapters have additional dues requirements.)

Four issues per year of the GRHS magazine, Heritage Review.

Reduced prices at the GRHS Bookstore.

Reduced price for the annual GRHS convention.

Full access to the GRHS Library (year-round in Bismarck, ND; annually at the convention in various locations; through research services if you're unable to visit in person).

The knowledge that you are helping preserve our heritage for generations to come!