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How do I login to the site?

 

  • You can only login if you have registered for a Membership account, i.e you are a full member or website registered member of the Family History Society of Cheshire.
  • Click on the Login button above. You will be prompted for a Username and Password.
  • Username = This can be either your membership number or a username you set up when you set up your account
  • Password = This is the Password that you setup for your Membership account
  • If you don't already have an acount, you can also use the login button to register as a website user only, by clicking on the REGISTER BUTTON.  You may choose to become a fully paid up member later
  • Alternatively you can click on Membership and read Membership Options, then Click on Website User to register.
  • Underneath the login form there are options you can use if:  you can’t remember your login details, or if you haven’t got an account.

If you are already a member and have never used this new site yet, the first time you use the website you will have to set up your password.  It wasn't possible to transfer passwords from our old website. See  the separate FAQ about resetting passwords.

 

After you have successfully logged in you can go to My Membership/My Profile  to see the information we have stored about your membership.  You can  change details as you wish by clicking on Edit Profile.

 

We enforce some simple rules to ensure your passwords are complex enough to make them harder to crack.

A password must:

  • be at least 8 characters long
  • contain at least one number
  • contain at least one upper case character
  • contain at least one symbol

This is important to make sure our information remains safe and secure - we take security very seriously.

 

If you are having trouble logging in then its usually because you need to reset your password.

There are two ways to action this:

  • click on the login button and then you will see a Forgot Password?  link
  • click on Membership in the main menu then Forgotten Password

Then :

  • On the next screen enter your email address and then click on submit.
  • Now look for an email from us.
  • If you cant find it then check in your junk/spam folder.
  • If you dont receive it then please contact the Web Administrator via Contact Us as it usually means we dont have your latest email address.
  • If you do get the email then click on the blue link which will take you back directly to our website to reset your password.
  • You will be taken to a verification email with a long name already pre entered.  Here enter your username  in the top field, then you will be taken to a page to choose your new password
  • Please make this a strong password: at least 8 characters long with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols

If you can't remember your Username click on Forgotten my Username enter you email address.  A return email will be sent to you showing your username.  This will be either your membership number or a dedicated Username you set for yourself.

Once successfully singed in you can always revisit your information by clicking on My Membership - My Profile

 

 

 

If you are  logged in then the 'My Membership' menu includes the information stored about you membership of our Society, you can change anything here such as password, username, email address etc. Click on My Membership > Member Admin > My Profile then Edit Profile to change any of this information.  This is your own personal space on our website and will keep a record of your activities as a reminder.

 

Please contact Kevin Dean:

He will ensure that members are properly removed from our database so that:

  • The member being removed from all subsequent emails from the site including removal from any mailing lists they were a member of
  • No chasers for renewal will be sent.
  • No further printed Cheshire Ancestors will be sent.
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Once you have a paid membership the My Membership Menu becomes your personal intereative space on the website.

My Profile- gives you access to your profile and subscription history, your membership number and allows you to register for Gift aid.
Change Your Username and Password- allows you to do just that.

My Membership record and My Contact details - self explanatory
My Groups - didsplays a slide out menu of any groups you have decided to follow*

Renew?Subscibe/Upgrade - self explanatory

My FHSC Forum Profile

My History - just that a history of your activity on our website

Research- Search Surnames  and connect to others researching the same surnames and or add your own names.

*My Groups" - You are allowed to follow more than one group. For instance you may attend one group but have research interests in other areas. You are also autmatically setting up to receive occasional newsletters from these groups.- See separate FAQ about Newsletter Subscriptions.

How Do I Join FHSC?

How Do I Renew my Membership?

Forgotten my Username

Forgotten my Password

Logout

 

 

 

 

The Family History Society of Cheshire is a registered charity (#515168) and is able to obtain a tax refund at the standard rate of income tax on all past/present/future subscriptions paid under GIFT AID at NO extra cost to the member.  The member must pay an amount  of UK income and/or capital gains tax equal to the amount of tax the Society will reclaim in each tax year or they will be liable to pay the difference.

You can make your declaration when filling in a subscription form to join, renew or upgrade your membership of the FHSC. You can also change your status at any time, e.g. when your tax paying status changes, by editing your profile on the 'My Subscription' menuitem of the 'My Membership' menu. An audit trail of changes to the values are kept for use when making claims:

- Select Y in the Gift Aid Field to confirm you are a UK taxpayer and willing for us claim Gift Aid on all present/future subscriptions and those from the last 4 years.

- Select N if you are not a UK taxpayer or you are but unwilling/unable for us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf.

NB From 6th April 2016 it should be noted that dividend tax credits can no longer be used to satisfy the condition of paying sufficient tax to cover the gift aid.

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This is very easy to do online.

Login to the website.

On the My Membership menu you will find My Subscription, click on it.

At the bottom of the page you will find Renewal and Upgrade options.

 

Click on the upgrade  option for the Printed Cheshire Ancestor and then the Upgrade button.

You can pay using:

- PayPal

- Credit/Debit Card

- Sending the money to the Renewals Officer by cheque/funds transfer

 

The first two are preferred as the upgrade will be processed instantaneously.

 

Send an email to our webmaster via Contact Us. We can then give you access to a screen reader. This will appear as a small minimised widget in the bottom right-hand side of the homepage screen. Click and it will open up to give you Options  to increase the size of text, alter colour contrast and even highlight blocks of text to read it to you (though this facility is a little clunky). It works well with most browsers, but if not get back to us for further suggestions.