Join over 1,000 enthusiastic family historians who enjoy the benefits of membership of the Society.

We welcome new members from around the world and especially those with their ancestral roots in Gloucestershire. We offer a range of membership options, depending on whether you live in the UK or Overseas, and if you choose to receive a printed or electronic copy of the Quarterly Journal.

Membership enables you to:

  • receive the Journal, our quarterly magazine packed with interesting articles
  • browse the Journal Archive which contains a copy of every issue of journal
  • publish details of your surnames of interest to connect with other Society members and the public

  • request free searches of the Gloucestershire registers
  • help with the various on-going projects recording Gloucestershire Family History
  • help fund this website and the Family History Centre

Annual Subscriptions

Our current membership packages cover everyone at the same address

Journal Online (UK and Overseas)  £10

You can read the journal only as an electronic document (pdf) by downloading it as a free product from the shop. You will be sent an email when each journal is published.

Printed Journal by Post (UK Only)  £12

A printed copy of the journal will be sent to an address  in the UK. You can also download the pdf version.

Printed Journal by Post  (Overseas)  £15

A printed copy  of the journal will be sent to an address outside the UK.  You can also download the pdf version.

Membership Year

Membership will run for one year from the date of joining. Late renewal of your Annual Membership will commence from the day of renewal. Members may or will not receive journals or have access to the members’ area until they renew.

Your Membership Number

As a new member it may take up to 7 days for you to receive your membership number from receipt of your payment as this is not an automated process, whether your payment is made, online, or by post