We are here to help with your Chamberlain genealogy research efforts.

The goal of the WCGS


One of the goals in the formation of the World Chamberlain Genealogical Society (WCGS) was the creation of a membership-friendly organization that would enhance the exchange of information and experiences associated with the study of a common surname.  Although members are scattered widely over the world, the WCGS serves as a center for facilitating and coordinating intercommunication and as a repository for information useful to persons who wish to learn more about their own ancestry in particular and the history of the surname as well.  We welcome all who share this interest to join us in documenting the surname and its many variants.  To this end, the majority of material on this website is available to the general public free of charge.  You will encounter some pages that are restricted to paid members of the society. Membership details are found on the Membership tab



World Chamberlain Genealogical Society
Annual Meeting – Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time:  9:30am — 3:30pm (Lunch Provided)

Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza
Discovery Room
Fort Wayne, IN

While making plans to attend the annual meeting, consider coming a couple of days earlier and utilize the Staff of the Allen County Public Library Genealogical Section.  They are experts at assisting families in breaking through those brick walls and locating those ancestors that you have not been able locate from any other source.

For the annual meeting, we have a great line up of interesting speakers, a meet and greet time, as well as a show and tell of memorabilia from several members collections.

We plan to learn new things, have fun and enjoy a lunch with all of our cousins!!!

08/20/19 — The Summer 2019 Chamberlain Key has now been uploaded to the website.   The file is located under “Ch’lain Documents” The Quarterly Chamberlain Key Collection.  To access this, and previous Key’s, you must be a paid member of the WCGS.  If you are interested in becoming a member please visit our Membership page.


Looking for a unique gift for a loved one?  If anyone on your family tree was surnamed Chamberlain, please consider giving a membership in the World Chamberlain Genealogical Society (WCGS). 

We would be thrilled to share our extensive and detailed research with those exploring their Chamberlain ancestry.

WCGS memberships are available at $60 for three years, $75 for four years, $95 for 5 years or $400 for a lifetime. 

Whether the request is for yourself or a loved one, we would be proud to have you and/or the one you designate as a member.

Chamberlain Ancestors


Welcome New Members

John W. LaFlamme #518

Paula J. Crossley #519

Claudia A. O’Leary, #520