Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

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Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants PO Box 1036 Manvel, TX 77578

Membership in Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants is offered in these categories.

Descendant is a full membership with voting rights. Individuals in this category have established their lineage to a person who received or was associated with a Spanish or Mexican land grant in an area that is now part of the United States of America, prior to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The initial fee for the lineage application is $50 plus the annual membership fee of $25 per person. Once a lineage application has been accepted, the member must renew at an annual fee of $25 to remain active. The fees may be adjusted by the Board from time to time.

The first two thousand Descendant members, or the number registered by 31 December 2009, which ever is less, shall have the added distinction of being "Charter Members".

Additional core family members (parents, siblings, children) who wish to join based on an approved lineage may apply at the rate of $40 plus the annual membership fee of $25 per person. The Board may consider a life-time Membership level.

Junior Descendant is the child of an active adult "Descendant" member and has limited, non-voting participation. Special programs will be offered to Junior Descendants. The annual fee for Junior Descendants is $15, subject to adjustment by the Board. At or after the age of 18, Junior Descendants may submit lineage applications and prevailing fees to become full Descendant members.

Supporting members are limited, non-voting individuals, businesses, or companies who wish to invest in the success and future of the Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants. Various supporting levels will be established, and may be adjusted by the Board as necessary.

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