Membership

Membership is open to any person or organization that is interested in researching and preserving genealogical and historical records. Personal memberships are available for individuals or families for $25.00 per year. Genealogy societies, historical societies, and family associations are considered Partner Societies. Partner Society dues are $25.00 per year. Libraries may subscribe to Stirpes for $25.00 per year. Please note that we no longer accept partial year payments. Membership is for four quarters of Stirpes and begins with the current quarter being published. To learn more about our various memberships, download and print the membership brochures for individuals and families, partner societies and family associations, and libraries.

You can join TSGS or renew your membership online. To join or renew by mail, download and print the appropriate membership form: individuals or families, societies and family associations, or libraries.  If you join or renew online, please download the appropriate membership form, fill it out and e-mail it to the TSGS Director of Membership. Additional questions maybe directed to the TSGS Director of Membership.

Member Benefit Individual/
Family
Partner Society
STIRPES Quarterly
Quarterly magazine with helpful research articles, county records, family histories, review, queries, and other material of genealogical interest. Partner Societies, Family Associations and Libraries receive the print edition of Stirpes. Beginning May 30, 2014, new or renewing individual or family members automatically receive the digital edition of Stirpes; an alternative print edition is available. Request the print edition instead of the digital edition by emailing the membership director.
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State Conference Discount
TSGS hosts a state conference each year with workshops and seminars featuring nationally known speakers and the very popular awards banquet.
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Writing Awards
There are separate Partner Society and Individual Writing Awards contests. Winners are announced the Annual Awards Banquet at the State Conference.
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Website Awards
There are separate Partner Society and Individual Website Awards contests. Winners are announced the Annual Awards Banquet at the State Conference.
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Stirpes Online
The first 40 volumes from 1961-2000 of our quarterly magazine, Stirpes, have been scanned and placed on the internet at the Portal to Texas History web site. They are fully searchable and can be found at: http://texashistory.unt.edu/browse/contributor/TSGS/
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Free Notices 
Partner societies are encouraged to submit material about their activities, workshops, and publication projects. This material may appear in Stirpes as space allows.
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Publication Lists
Each Partner Society may submit a list of its publications for sale to be included in a compiled list of all Partner Society publications when published. The compiled list is available free to all Partner Societies and may be distributed to libraries with genealogical collections.
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Speakers’ Bureau Directory 
Each partner society receives a Speakers Directory which lists speakers, their topics/programs, and their contact information. Speakers who are members of TSGS can receive a full page listing.
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Grants 
Partner Societies are eligible for grants to have their quarterlies or publications filmed or scanned. Grants are also available to have county information published. Contact an officer or district representative for information.
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District Representative Support
A TSGS representative is available to assist societies with programs and projects.
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