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:

Membership Categories Fees Payable

Single Member living in UK


Family Member (2 Adults in the same family) living in UK


Institutional Member


Single Member living outside UK


Family Member (2 Adults in the same family) living outside UK



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 ~ If you wish to pay your membership fees by cheque please send an e-mail to our membership secretary Miss A Turner (click on "Contact Us" us at the top of the page on the web site). Miss Turner will send you a membership form for completion and return to her with 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 Historyā€¯ 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 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.

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