Hamilton County Genealogical Society Membership Application Form - with Guide Offer

Step 1 of 3: Submit

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Renewing members do not have to enter their address information if it remains the same as we currently have on record.
New members - Add your complete address information. Please allow 48 hours to receive your Login and Password in an email. If you do not receive this email in 48 hours please check your spam folder.
Note the "Guide" Offer below for members for the publication A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio - 9th Edition.
(All memberships are for 1 or 2 adults at the same address)
Choose 1 of the 3 following Membership Plans and other options below as applicable.
  • REGULAR Membership without the printed and mailed Tracer: $20.00 per year. (The Tracer only as a PDF file from the HCGS website. All members in this membership plan can download copies from our website after publishing date. No Tracer copies sent by US mail.)
  • REGULAR Membership with four (4) issues of the printed and mailed Tracer: $35.00 per year.
  • LIFE Membership: $400.00 onetime payment. Life membership includes the printed and mailed Tracer from join date forward.** (Life membership Tracer’s can only be mailed to US addresses. Life members can opt-out of receiving the print Tracer.)
NOTE: All membership plans include access to the downloadable PDF digital version of the Tracer from our website after each issue publication. All members are notified by email of each issue publication. Please supply a valid email address in the form above.
Membership Year & Sep-Dec Transition Period: The membership year is the calendar year (January 1 - December 31). If a new or renewal application is received prior to September 1, membership will be for the CURRENT calendar year. If application is received after September 1, membership will be for the remainder of the current calendar year and the NEXT calendar year. If choosing the membership plan with printed and mailed Tracers prior to September 1, you will receive all current calendar year Tracers; if choosing this plan after September 1, you will only receive the printed and mailed Tracers from date of membership forward. Please acknowledge your understanding of the Membership Year & Transition Period via the following checkbox (required). Thanks!
Please choose one of the following Membership Plans:
Membership Plan 
Additional membership plan options:
Check the following box if you are choosing LIFE Membership, but do NOT want the printed Tracer by US mail. All Life members can download digital PDF copies from our website after each issue publication email notification.
Check one of the following boxes If you are choosing REGULAR Membership with printed and mailed Tracer and live outside of the USA:
"Guide" Offer: New and renewing members may purchase a copy of A Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 9th Edition (2022). The new Guide has information updated on nearly every page. You can choose from several formats. The digital and paper package is the best value, can be easily searched, and allows clicking on links. NOTE: You can legally purchase and download one (1) copy of the Hamilton County Guide 9th Edition in digital PDF format for your own personal use.
Donation to the General Fund: Help fund additional chapter activities and research projects. If donating please specify an amount.
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