Becoming a Member

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization.

How Can You Join?

Joining us is a breeze! Whether you prefer the tactile feel of paper or the convenience of digital, we’ve got you covered. Simply print and mail your application, or fill out the form online and send your membership donation to PO Box 812, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Start your journey with us today – it’s that easy!

Choose your support level and help us uncover our shared history together.

  • MEMBER: $15

    • For one individual
    • Includes a subscription to SCCOGS Quarterly
    • Three newsletter queries
    • One membership card
    • One Voting Member vote
    • Exclusive Access to Digital Archives and Resources: Gain online access to a digital library of genealogical records and research materials, exclusively available to members.
    • Members-Only Facebook Group: Join a private Facebook group for members to network, share insights, and crowd-source information on genealogical research. This vibrant community space allows for real-time interaction, support, and collaboration among members, facilitating a wealth of collective knowledge and resources.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Get involved with the society by volunteering for various roles, contributing your skills and time to enrich our community and your own genealogical journey.
  • PATRON: $25

    • All benefits of a Member
    • Plus one hour of free research services
  • INDIVIDUAL LIFE: $200

    • Lifetime of Member benefits
    • Name engraved on the Life Member plaque at Society headquarters
  • JOINT LIFE: $300

    • For two individuals at the same address
    • Lifetime of Member benefits for both
    • Names engraved on the Life Member plaque at Society headquarters

Let’s Get Started! Choose a membership that is best for you.

Welcome to the SCCOGS community! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Membership Year: Runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Don’t forget to renew by Dec 31!
  • Late to the Party? No problem! Join anytime and access all past Newsletters online.
  • SCCOGS Quarterly: Our quarterly newsletter filled with goodies. Members post queries for free; $2 for non-members.
  • Dive into History: Visit our collections at the Masonic Temple Building, 602 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, OH, by appointment. Yes, that includes the special Probate Court Records!
  • Drop Us a Line: Sending a request? A self-addressed, stamped envelope is a big help and much appreciated.

Thanks for joining us! We can’t wait to explore our shared heritage together.