Join the Parke Society

The benefits of Parke Society membership include:

  • gaining additional knowledge about your Park/e/s heritage through the Society’s extensive lineage database
  • the ability to interact with other members who share your ancestry
  • the Parke Society Newsletter, published three times a year, filled with articles about various Park/e/s lineages, Society news, as well as articles of a general genealogical nature
  • the ability to combine the Society’s lineage expertise with the Park/e/s DNA Surname Project results
  • access to the Dana Parks, Jr. Memorial Library
  • one-on-one consultations with Parke Society staff members via email or scheduled online meetings

The Parke Society welcomes everyone as a member, with these membership options:

Regular Member

Open to anyone who can trace their ancestry to a progenitor whose name was Park, Parks, Parke, Parkes, or any of its accepted variants.

Associate Member

Open to the spouse of a Park/e/s descendant, or any other person interested in joining the Society. If the spouse of a Park/e/s descendant is the family member who is most actively engaged in the family research, this would be the logical choice, though both are welcome to join as members.

Annual dues are $40/year. There is no longer an application fee.

To begin the membership process, please contact the Registrar:

Parke Society Registrar: Ann L. Wells, 440 Westwood Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-2818

To contact the Registrar by email:

At this time, we do not have online payment capabilities. When applying for membership, please mail a check for the applicable amount, made payable to The Parke Society, to the Registrar at the address above along with your application form. Any questions you may have about the application process should be addressed to the Registrar.