Join NWIGS! Choose a membership option below.

Are you a direct descendent of an early Lake or Porter County resident?

  	To join as a dues paying (Premium) member by US mail, please send payment for the 
	appropriate amount (see below for the current dues) along with a filled out copy of 
	the form that can be found HERE to:
		P.O. Box 595
		Griffith, IN 46319
	To join the members only - Premium Membership - if you already are a paid member. 
		This gives you access to portions of our databases and locked forum discussions.
		To get your user name and password, as a paid member, please follow these steps:
			1. 	Click on join on the top right corner 
			2. 	Under free membership fill in the requested information and submit it.
			3. 	We then will approve it and check your paid member's status to give you 
				access to the member's only portions of the website. 
					(This may take 24 - 48 hours as it is not automated.)
			4.	You will then receive an email when your NWIGS membership is activated.
		If you forget your password, enter just your email address for the Username.  Hit Login.
		When it says "Reset Your Password", type in your email and hit Submit.
		You should receive an email with instruction on how to reset your password.
	Note that Free Membership is valid for one year.


  • * Access to select databases
  • * Limited forum access
  • * Ability to submit queries
FREE Membership



  • * Regular meetings held at 10:00 am on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month, January through November.
  • * Programs and speakers of genealogical, historical and related areas of interest.
  • * Bi-monthly newsletter - TWIGS - with free queries.
  • * Networking opportunities.
  • * Genealogical supplies available for purchase at meetings.
  • * Discounted membership in the Pioneer Heritage Circle if qualified by direct descent of an early Lake or Porter County resident.
  • * Meetings held at area libraries and museums.
  • * Volunteer projects such as cemetery reading and indexing of newsletters, obituaries or public records.
  • * Full access to read and post in the forum discussions