How to join
Membership of the Society
The Society's subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March. The annual subscription is due on or before 1st April each year and the rates are as follows:
New members joining after the 1st January will be treated as paid until 31st March in the following year.
Any new member joining during the subscription year will normally receive any copies of the Society magazine issued between 1st April and date of joining.
If you are a UK Taxpayer it is very beneficial to the Society if you Gift Aid your subscription.
Members not having renewed their subscription by 1st May will be deemed to have resigned from membership and any surname interests of that member will automatically be removed from our website.
Payment of membership fees
By Credit or Debit card ~ On-line facilities are available to enable payments to be made through our on-line shop using a secure on-line link - Click on the RED button above and follow the links. Overseas members may also use this facility to make their payments.
By cheque ~ Orders should be made by clicking on the the RED button above and completing your order form. When your order has been accepted you will be given instructions as to where to send your cheque. All payments made by cheque (check) must be in sterling, payable at a UK bank, in favour of the "Essex Society for Family History” and crossed.
New or renewing members living in Australia or Canada who wish to pay by cheque (check) in their own currency should send an e-mail for details of our scheme to Miss Ann Turner (See "Contact Us" at the top of the page).
By Cash ~ Cash must NOT be sent by post.
Changes of E-mail Address - please notify any changes to your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is an address hyperlink to provide a service for members notifying their e-mail address only. The link should not be used for general e-mail enquiries etc. See "Contact Us" at the top of the page.
Members Surname Interests
All members are able to update and advertise their own surname interests on line.
See details of each parish and its geographical location. Also see details for each church in the parish and the number of records held.
Visit our Online Shop
To join or renew membership on line, buy CD's, order Record searches and other goods and services.