Membership

All persons interested in the endeavors and objectives of GHGA are welcome to join us in perpetuating the culture and heritage of the Gottscheers. If you are of Gottscheer descent we may be able to help you with the discovery of your ancestral roots. Our association maintains lists of surnames and villages of origin. Membership will allow you to tap the vast knowledge of our many members.

Members receive the quarterly journal, The Gottschee Tree, and the triennial newsletter, The Gottscheer Connection, plus the yearly membership roster, published each fall, which contains members’ connections to Gottschee.

U.S. and Canada: Yearly membership dues are $25.00 for individuals, $30.00 for family membership. Annual dues are payable in U.S. dollars for the organization’s fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. (Checks payable in Canadian dollars,
add a $5.00 surcharge).

All other countries: Yearly membership dues are $30.00 for individuals,
$35.00 for family membership.

New members joining between January through April 30th pay $12.50, which is half the individual dues (or $15.00 which is half the family rate), then pay the full renewal fee ($25.00 or $30.00) in July. Individuals paying the half-rate of $12.50 receive the March and June issues of The Gottschee Tree and the Spring newsletter, The Gottscheer Connection.Individuals joining May through June pay the full rate of $25.00 or $30.00 with membership effective July 1st.

To become a member, please complete the membership form and pay either by check or through PayPal.

Questions? Contact Mary Rees, membership chair.
Please write GHGA membership on the subject line of the e-mail message.