How to Join

Society membership is open to all family historians with ancestors or interests in the area covered by the society. We also welcome membership from people living in the area with no local connections, but who have a general interest in family history.

Members receive a quarterly Journal about family history in our area, the opportunity to attend meetings held at three venues most months of the year, and use of the Research Room. They can also list their surname interests in our on-line register and have a personal page showing all the surnames and places they are interested in. Access to the Register is available to all, but only members can have their interests listed.

The subscription year begins in APRIL. Applications for membership are welcome throughout the year, in which case journals already published that year will be supplied.


Membership subscriptions from 1st April 2014 are as follows:

Full Membership
(for those living within the British Isles)


Family Membership
(for two or more related persons living at the same address, sharing the same copy of the Journal, etc, but possessing individual voting rights)


Concessionary Membership
(for students in full time education or people in receipt of a retirement pension)


Overseas Membership
(for those living outside the British Isles)



Payment Option 1:

Download, print, and send completed form with payment which must be in sterling - either a cheque drawn on a U.K. Bank or an International Money Order. Cheques etc. should be made payable to 'Bristol and Avon Family History Society' to:

The Membership Secretary
49 Wedgewood Road
BS16 6LT 


Payment Option 2:

GENfair on-line payment: Overseas members have the option of joining or renewing on-line, and paying by credit card through GENfair, which is now incorporated into the online bookshop of the Federation of Family History Societies (UK residents may also use this facility but the overseas subscription rate is the only one available)


Payment Option 3:

Membership Renewal / Standing Order Payments

The March Journal each year contains a subscription renewal form (you can also download a copy here for printing). U.K. members may also choose to pay their subscription by standing order, and a form is supplied for you to send to your bank. Standing order payments should be sent to:-

Lloyds TSB at 15 High Street, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DA

Your reference on the standing order should consist of your membership number and surname.

Click for a form to send to your bank.