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
Our current membership packages cover everyone at the same address. There are three options:
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.
The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year.
If you join from April to December your membership will expire on the 31 March following.
If you join between 1 January and 31 March your membership will start formally on the following 1 April and expire 12 months later. You will however have access to the member areas of the website as soon as you make your payment..
If we have your email address and you do not pay by Standing Order, you will be sent a renewal reminder by email. This will include links to renew online.
You can also renew by post or by telephone using the form which will be enclosed with the Spring journal or the form you will be able to download.
You can renew after 1 April but online access to member information will be suspended until the renewal is made and you may not receive a journal if one is due during the period when you have not renewed.
If you pay by Standing Order your membership will remain active unless the payment via the standing order is not received. You need take no specific action.
Changes to the Membership Year during 2023
We announced in the Winter Journal that the Society was to return to a fixed membership year in line with our accounting year: 1 April to 31 March.
These changes started to take effect from 1 January 2023. Most members still have a membership year from April to March and will notice little difference.
Members paying by Standing Order will see that their membership includes “Standing Order” in the title.
Members who have renewal dates at other times of the year will either be asked to renew a little earlier or may find your renewal date deferred, so as to align with the new April to March cycle.
If you have any queries about the changes please use the contact form here