Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Guild of One-Name Studies Offers a Special Extended Membership to New Joiners

The Guild of One-Name Studies is to offer a special extended membership to new joiners at the forthcoming Yorkshire Family History Fair being held at the Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, UK on Saturday 25th June 2011.

Normally membership of the Guild of One-Name Studies costs £15.00 and covers a period of up to a year with renewal on 1st November 2011.  This special extended membership will cost £16.00 but will include a full year's extra membership, renewal not being due until 1st November 2012.  The aim of the scheme is to attract even more new members and to encourage these members to stay with the Guild for longer and to appreciate and utilise the various benefits available to members.

For people who cannot attend the Yorkshire Family History Fair, the special offer of an extended membership will be made globally for just 3 days from Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June 2011 on the Guild website at:


Details of all the Guild facilities can be found at:


The Guild of One-Name Studies has a freephone/toll free helpdesk for members of the public in the UK, North America and Australia to call the Guild to find out:

  • more about undertaking a One-Name Study
  • the benefits of joining the Guild of One-Name Studies, and the assistance members of the Guild can provide to anyone researching their family history on any of the 7,800 plus names currently being researched

Des Gander, the Guild’s Publicity Officer, said today:  

“Building on the great success of the previous Guild special extended membership offer earlier this year, this offer again provides a wonderful opportunity for people interested in undertaking a one-name study to join the Guild of One-Name Studies for an extended period and experience what the Guild offers.”