Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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You can use either one of the following two methods:
  • Use our Online/PayPal Membership Form to submit your membership form electronically and pay instantly via PayPal.  You can use a credit card with PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.  This is the fastest way to submit your membership form and payment.
  • Print out the Membership Application form, fill it in manually, and submit it along with your dues payment to the following address, or you can save the Membership Application form to your computer or mobile device, open the form from there and type in the info, save it again for your own copy, and then print that out and submit it along with your dues payment to the following address. NOTE: If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser you can type your info into the form before you save it to your computer or mobile device.
Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, OH 45215-0865
 
 
Benefits of Membership
  • Receive The Tracer, the award-winning HCGS quarterly journal, with 32 pages of information on Hamilton County records, repositories, and resources.
  • Access HCGS videos not available to the general public. These include training and informational sessions prepared and delivered by HCGS experts. 
  • Qualify to apply to HCGS Lineage Societies: First Families (before 1821), Settlers and Builders (1821-1860), and Century Families (1861 to 100 years ago). Separate application fee required.
  • Submit Surname File Cards; members are notified if their cards match or show similar research interests with other members.
  • Post Hamilton County Surnames in your membership profile and communicate with other members who share surname interests.
  • Submit free queries in The Tracer ($3.00 for non-members) or on the HCGS website.
 
All of these benefits are yours with an annual or life membership (E-Membership includes online access to The Tracer - no mailed copy).
 
For more information, read the HCGS membership brochure
 
 
Membership Levels and Dues
(subject to change without prior notification)
 
All membership levels are for one or two adults living at the same address.
 
Membership Type
Access to all members only resources
Receive printed copy of Tracer by USPS mail
Access Tracer online
Provide additional operating funds to HCGS
Help preserve genealogical records
Price
E-Membership
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$10.00 per year 
Regular
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$20.00 per year 
Sustaining
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$25.00 per year 
Life
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$300.00 one time
 
 
Postage: add $8.00 for Canadian addresses and $15.00 for all other international addresses (not applicable for E-Memberships).
 
The membership year is the calendar year. Dues are payable by January 1 and delinquent on February 1.

Life Members are continued on the HCGS roll as memorials after their death. Life Membership revenues are held in an endowment fund. Fund use is not restricted and follows non-profit organization guidelines. Life Memberships help HCGS preserve genealogical information by offsetting the expenses associated with 
publishing indexes. These indexes are made available to the public for generations to come.

New members joining before September 1 receive all paper issues of The Tracer for that year (except 
E-Members, who have online access to the year’s Tracer issues). New members joining after September 1 receive only Tracer issues from that point forward, but their membership will be for both the current year and the next calendar year.

 
 
Questions?
If you have questions about HCGS membership, email our Membership Director or use our web contact form.
 
 
 
page modified: 10/01/2014