Joining the society

 page updated 27th June 2018

Join now for membership to 30th June 2019

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Berkshire Family History Society — is for family historians like you.

Not everyone has Berkshire ancestors, although some of us do. Equally, some members have no Berkshire ancestors. But all family historians, from beginners to the most seasoned researchers, recognise a good family history society when they find one.

  • Join today — if you are a family historian living in Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury,Windsor or Wokingham...

  • Join today — if you are a family historian who lives elsewhere in the Royal County of Berkshire, or close to it...

  • Join today — if you are researching Berkshire ancestors —  wherever in the world you may live

  • Join today — if you want to enjoy all the benefits of membership to 30th June 2019 (The membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June). You receive four copies of the society's quarterly magazine, the Berkshire Family Historian, for the year too

  • Around half of society members live in the Royal County. Four in 10 live elsewhere and right across the UK. One member in 10 is overseas, mainly in Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand.

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Start your research and stay up to date with the ever-changing world of family history research by joining Berkshire Family History Society

JOIN TODAY (now is the best time in the year to join!) — for membership to 30th JUNE 2019

Less than 4p a day — for a single membership

Less than 5p a day — for two family members at one address

UK taxpayers —a Gift Aid declaration helps the society at no extra cost to you


Membership to 30th June 2019

Membership fees




UK Young person (18-25)



UK Single member



UK Family members
(that's two named people at one address)



Overseas member



Institutional member



All the benefits of membership


How to join Berkshire Family History Society

you can join online


you can join at a meeting

you can join at The Centre for Heritage and Family History in Reading

or join at an outreach event

you can even join ... by post

Download (or collect) your Application form


The form opens in a new window. Print it, complete it in full, and return it to the Membership Secretary.

Remember, data protection rules changed from 25th May. The society needs you to let us know how you would like to be kept up to date on society products, services, news and developments. Your membership form is one way for you to give us these consents. An email with your contact preferences (whether for email, for phone or by post) to the membership secretary is another.

The membership form includes a Gift Aid declaration form for UK taxpayers too. Because the society is a charity, run entirely by volunteers, your membership payment counts as a donation. The next page explains the importance of Gift Aid to the society.

All UK taxpayers are eligible to make a declaration.

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