CGS members are a diverse group. Many members have ancestry in McDonough County. Other MCGS members live in McDonough County, but their ancestors lived elsewhere. Our common bond is an interest in family history.

Membership benefits include three news quarterlies annually, discounts on MCGS publications and research services, and free query publications in the news quarterly.

Memberships are for calendar year (January 1 to December 31). For the calendar year 2024, individual membership is $25.00 and family membership (living at same address) is $35.00. Life membership is $225.00 per individual.  Those who join in the middle of the year receive all issues of the News Quarterly for that year.

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