Membership Term

All paid subscriptions to the Family History Society of Cheshire run from 1 July to the 30 June the following year.

However, if you join between 1 April and 30 June you will be granted membership until 30 June of the following year. This provides up to 15 months membership for the cost of 12 months.

NEWS - For 2020 ONLY  this offer has been extended so that anyone JOINING (not applicable to renewals) between 1 January and 30 June will be granted membership until 30 June 2021

Your will be assumed to have cancelled your membership if payment is not received by the 31st August. If cancelled you will be able to renew your membership at a future date and will have access to the website as a web user in the interim.


Read the table above to decide which class of membership you want , then click the relevant link on the menu above to join online.

NB: If you wish to join as a Website User only then either:

- click on the Login Button and choose the Register button


- click on Website User above and then use the registration button

Alternatively you may want to join by post by printing off Membership Application Form June 2019   pdfMembership Application Form June 2019(170 KB)


Gift Aid Declaration

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.



Joining Instructions

You can either simply register to use the web-site  and later upgrade to a paid membership or you can join the society and pay the appropriate fee.

If for some reason you would prefer to join via post then you can use this form:

Click to Download  a Membership Application Form June 2019



- a username can be anything you wish but must be unique

- only one user can utilise an email address

- 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

Security is taken very seriously by our Society, so please pay attention to the above notes when creating your unique password.


The process of joining the society will automatically add your email address to a number of mailing lists.

Each has a specific purpose.

They are all optional and you can choose which ones to be a party to by clicking on the My Newsletter Subscriptions button on the home page once you have logged in.