Search billions of records on


Any individual or family interested in promoting the purpose of this Society may be eligible for membership.

Membership Application: (Download Here).

Benefits of Membership

  • Meetings with Interesting Speakers
  • Voting Privileges
  • Can Serve as an Officer
  • 1-year Subscription to the Palm Breezes Newsletter
  • 2 Free Queries per year in the Palm Breezes Newsletter
  • Discount on Special Workshops & Annual Educational Seminar
  • Access to HCGS Members Only Web Pages: Download Newsletter, HCGS Bylaws, Executive Board Meeting Minutes, Member Directory (Information is provided only with the permission of each member), Chat Page

Additional Benefits

  • Learn ways to research your family’s history and break through “walls”
  • Learn how to access records from sources other than local libraries, such as: Library of Congress, National Archives, state libraries, interlibrary loan, county courthouse, churches, cemeteries and records in other countries
  • Learn new research techniques at seminars and workshops, including using computers and the internet to do family research
  • Make Genealogy Friends with others who have the same interests

Membership Dues

  • $20 Individual Member
  • $23 Family Member
  • $500 Life Member

“Dues shall be payable on or before October 1 regardless of the time of joining, except for new members who join after January 1.” (BYLAWS Article II, Section 3)

For new members joining after January 1 dues may be prorated for the remaining months of their first membership year, otherwise there can be no month-to-month memberships.

By paying annual dues you are assisting us in purchasing more genealogy books and materials. You are also assisting us with our projects and publications.


Membership Application: (Download Here).

  1. Simply print out the above application and complete it.
  2. Mail the completed form and payment to:
    P. O. Box 4714
    McAllen, TX 78502-4714
  3. Please make checks payable to: Hidalgo County Genealogical Society (HCGS)

This material may be viewed, downloaded, and printed by individuals for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this material for any other purpose, including but not limited to publication on another web site or in print, is prohibited.

Visit RootsWeb