We like to get the new year's membership list updated by the time the January journal is issued and you will be notified of the renewal date soon. About November 1, an email will be sent to everyone with an email address on file with a notice to renew your membership if it has not been renewed already. When you log-in the site, you will also get a notice of your pending expiration date with a renewal link. Selecting that link will allow you to renew your membership online and the system automates most processes that were previously manual steps that could create errors.
If you plan to send a check or credit card renewal, the system will allow you to print a form that can be used as an order for the renewal.
Users with PayPal autorenewals will also have them cancelled to avoid double payments. These were easy to forgot and many hours were spent making sure that memberships had not been paid twice and processing refunds.
We hope that you enjoy the new process. It is used by many genealogy societies and it is a major step forward for us.
Please contact us at Memberships@ogsa.us after November 5, 2022 if you have any questions about the process.