How to Join & Membership Renewal

Last updated on June 30th, 2024 at 04:28 pm

How to Join.

You can join as an individual or as a joint member (normally another person living at the same address)

To join over the Internet through GENfair, follow the links to Calderdale Family History Society and then “Membership” – this is especially useful for Overseas members as you can pay in local currency (the Society can only accept Sterling Cheques.)

To join by post, please complete a Membership Form. The form has details of subscriptions and where to apply.

You may also join by attending any of the Society monthly meetings at The Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister St, Halifax on the 4th Thursday of each month.   You may then pay your membership by either cheque or cash.


Using either method requires you to agree to our Society holding some of your personal details & explaining to you what we use it for.

If joining via Genfair, you will be required to tick your acceptance to the terms as displayed on our section of their website.

If joining via a completed Application Form, please read the GDPR details at the foot of the form.   By signing the form you are accepting these terms.

Application Form.

There are two formats for the membership form. Please choose the one best suited to your computer system (note that the pdf will be displayed and the word document is downloaded)

Application form (paper).doc
Application form (paper).pdf

Subscription Rates.

Annual subscriptions are £12.00 for individuals and £14.00 for family membership – Overseas rate is £17.00 for a renewal of subscription only.

Internet subscriptions are £6.00 for individuals and £8.00 for family membership. These are the only membership options open for new overseas subscriptions. Please note – “The Scrivener” magazine is only available via the Internet or E-Mail with this subscription.

Please note that you will be unable to access the Members’ Area of this website until you have joined the Society.   Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a username & password which will give you access to the Members’ Area.

Membership Renewal

All subscription renewals are due by the last day of the anniversary month of joining.

To renew your membership, you can either complete one of the documents referred to on the page above & send it to the Treasurer, renew via Genfair, or set up a Standing Order with your bank.  The details you need for a Standing Order are :-

Bank Sort No : 30-93-76   Account Name : Calderdale FHS   Account No : 01670491

Ref : nnnnAAAA where nnnn is Membership No & AAAA is name (eg 1234Smith)

Membership of Calderdale FHS is a ‘Single Use’ membership.

It is intended for:
1. Individuals – living in the UK and Overseas.
2. Families of two or more members of one family – living in the UK and Overseas.

It is NOT intended for:
Groups, Societies, Libraries.

Please contact if you are unsure of your eligibility to join.

Any material published by Calderdale FHS, whether online or on paper, is copyright.