Members and Guests
Benefits of Membership
Benefits of Membership in the Union County Historical Society membership is the key to maintaining and growing the UCHS. YOUR membership supports:
* Our annual historic sites tours and Red Bank one-room school experience for Union County students;
* Society programs and special events throughout the year;
* Our collection of old Union County photographs, post cards, account books, diaries,
and items made by Union County craftsmen;
* Membership also enables us to maintain the historic 1793 Dale/Engle/Walker House and farm.
As a member you receive:
* The biennial HERITAGE publication;
* Our newsletters that keep you abreast of a wide range of Society activities;
* Notice of upcoming programs and fast breaking events of interest;
* 10% off all Historical Society items;
* Free use of the extensive reference library in our office located in the Union County Courthouse. We also provide research services for those who cannot make the trip to Union County
Membership Fee Schedule
Student K-12 $ 10.00 per year
Individual $ 30.00 per year
Family $ 45.00 per year
Contributor $100.00 per year
Patron $150.00 per year
Life Member $500.00
Members receive newsletters, the biennial publication "Union County Heritage,"
10% off purchase of Historical Society publications and free use of Library.
are invited to participate in program planning/ presentation, designing
displays, conducting genealogical and historical research, and other
volunteer efforts if their time and proximity allows.
Additional contributions from members and friends of the UCHS enable it to do special projects like the microfilming of old phone directories and newspapers. Gifts from area businesses provide the means to produce our historical calendar. Annual support from the Union County commissioners provides for office costs. All memberships and additional giving are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We look forward to your involvement and support of our historical society.
Become a Member (you can download form, print and send in or click on link): Form
Fee Schedule for Research to be done by staff and/or volunteers for those unable to do the on-site work.General genealogical search* - $50.00 for general search [approximately 1 hour] plus additional charge of .50 per page for courthouse documents over 20 pages; and/or .50 per page for UCHS documents over 20 pages.
Search of office resources - $10.00 plus .50 per page
Copy and lookup of obituary - $5.00 (must know death date)
Copy of one specific document: - deed, will, letter of administration, orphan court record $7.00 for lookup. plus .50 per page
Use of Library Resources - non-members: $10.00 per day; members: free.
Other requests negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
*General genealogical search includes UCHS records: cemetery listings, census records, family history books, Linn's Annals, Soldiers listings, and other material as appropriate; and courthouse records: wills, letters of administration, grantor/grantee index, orphans court index, and others as appropriate. This is the most cost-effective choice for most research requests.
Gifts/Donations to the Society
We welcome your support of one or more projects and services for members and visitors. Your donation, as in the past, is very much appreciated. Additional giving helps our organization do more for everyone.
Clicking on the donate tabs in each area allows you to specify the amount you wish to donate:
•Educational programming – the Red Bank One-Room School needs a new brochure for teachers and county students
•Genealogy/research library – purchasing books, and office subscriptions to on-line databases including Ancestry.com, Fold 3, Newspapers.com
•Newspaper/Telephone Book Conversion – microfilming The Mifflinburg Telegraph and the county telephone books
•Publications – support for printing the biennial Heritage books and other publications such as DVDs, CDs, etc.
•Technology upgrades – courthouse office computers, copiers, scanners, etc.
•The 1793 Dale/Engle/Walker House – the 1804 Dale Library; garden; and on-going house maintenance projects