Members and Guests

We welcome guests, as well as new and returning members, to visit our facilities and to use our extensive reference materials. Returning researchers, who are not currently members of the Society, may want to consider the value of joining UCHS. We have a lot to offer!

Benefits of UCHS Membership

Membership is the key to maintaining and growing the UCHS. We encourage members to participate in program planning and presentations, design displays, help with tours, conduct genealogical and historical research, and other volunteer efforts.

YOUR membership supports

programs and special events throughout the year; 
our collections of vintage Union County photographs, postcards, account books, diaries, and authentic artifacts made by Union County craftsmen; and
maintaining and operating the historic 1793 Dale-Engle-Walker House and farm.

Members can

enjoy a free copy of the biennial Heritage publication;                                                                       deduct 10% off all UCHS merchandise;                                                                                           receive several newsletters a year; and

have free use of our reference library in the UCHS courthouse office.

                                                               Annual Membership Fees

    Student k-12.....$10

    Member............ $45



    Life member......$800 (Pay once, never worry about annual dues again!)

Additional contributions from members and friends let UCHS do special projects like microfilming old phone directories and digitizing newspapers. Gifts from area businesses help produce our annual calendar. Yearly support from the Union County commissioners includes providing office and online space.

All memberships and additional giving are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

To join UCHS, just click on this link: Form, then print, complete and mail to us.                            Or you can pay online by clicking below! 

Annual Membership Options
Life Membership

If you're unable to work in our office, see the "Genealogy & Local History Research" page for fees.

Gifts/Donations to the Society

We appreciate your support, no matter how large or small. Every bit helps UCHS do more for more people. 

Click on the "donate" tabs in each area to direct your donation.

OUTREACH - to promote UCHS programs and events

GENEALOGY & RESEARCH LIBRARY – to buy books and subscriptions to on-line databases including, Fold 3,

RESOURCE CONVERSION – to digitize newspapers and other print resources

PUBLICATIONS ­–  to support producing the biennial Heritage books and other works, such as DVDs and CDs

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES to update our office equipment, including  computers, copiers, and scanners

THE 1793 DALE-ENGLE-WALKER PROPERTY – to maintain the DEW house, property, and collections, such as developing the Samuel Dale Library and the UCHS archives