Membership Information

How to Join the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Membership of the Society is open to any individual or institution interested in furthering the objects of the Society.

Society Aims & Objectives
1) To advance the study of genealogy, heraldry and family history.
2) To find, publish, and make accessible relevant documents and records.
3) To promote the preservation of these documents and records, especially by transcribing original sources.
4) To collaborate with organisations and bodies who have custody of records.
5) To operate an information service and build up a library.

The Society
The Society has a worldwide membership.

In the UK, meetings are held in Lancashire, where there are 13 branches including the Heraldry group and Irish Ancestry group, and in London.

On joining the Society, members are entitled to visit and take part in any of these meetings. Members can use the facilities of any Branch, such as its library stock, microfiche stock, CD stock etc. Some Branches have fiche readers that can be borrowed for use at home.

Each Branch organises its own programme of events and activities. Details of these, together with locations and meeting timetables, can be found in the Branches section of the website and in the Journal.

Non-members are welcome at any of the Branch meetings. For anyone wishing to find out more about the Society, or individual Branches, please contact the relevant Branch Secretary.

Benefits of Membership

Membership of the Society entitles you to:
A Starter pack of leaflets.
Quarterly copies of the magazine ‘Lancashire’.
Publicise your surname interests, research problems and queries on the website and in the magazine.
Place your family tree in our Pedigree Database and be put in touch with others researching the same names in the same areas. Current Pedigrees now available to search online in the members area.
Attend any of the 13 Branch meetings, each offering visits, talks, workshops (discussion and help with research problems) and a chance to chat to fellow researchers.
Access branch resources and microfiche of published society projects (over 500), which can be viewed at branch research meetings.
Subject to acceptance, have your personal family history website linked from the Society website.
Attend the Conferences of the Federation of Family History Societies.
Attend the Society’s Annual Conference and Annual Dinner.
Access the Society’s Helping Hands Service either by post or e-mail. Help is given on possible sources of information and wealth of local knowledge from Branches. It is not restricted to Lancashire.
Access to the Society’s Mentoring service.
Access the LFHHS e-mail Forum. This Forum offers support and advice to members and an opportunity to share knowledge.
Use the Society’s Resource Centres at The Straits, Oswaldtwistle and at Astley Hall Farmhouse, Chorley with on-line access and extensive libraries of microfiche, CDs and publications.
Types of Membership and Subscriptions
  • The annual subscription runs from January to December - this includes the cost of and postage for four quarterly journals - "Lancashire". Anyone joining part way though the year receives all the four issues for that year unless the extended option below is taken up.
  • For those joining after 1 June, as an alternative, we offer an extended membership, which includes half the current year (two journals) and all of the next year (four journals). For this option the cost is one and a half times the relevant subscription rate, eg £21 for Ordinary UK membership. AVAILABLE NOW!
ORDINARY (UK): £14.00
Individuals below state retirement age.
FAMILY (UK): £15.00
All members of the household living in the same household living at the same address. All may attend meetings. Only one journal goes to the household address.
State retirement age or over.
STUDENT (UK): £12.00
In full-time education.

OVERSEAS with Paper Journal: £20.00
Residents outside the UK. The "Lancashire" journal is sent by airmail.

Overseas Members taking the journal in electronic format by pdf file: will be charged the UK rate  of Ordinary £14.00 or Pensioner £12.00.
Overseas members may pay three years’s subscriptions at once
All payments are in pounds sterling.

How to Join
Fill in our online application form and pay by Credit/Debit card
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Your membership will become live only when we have received your application and processed it.

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