Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Guild of One-Name Studies makes Extended Membership Offer to new Joiners at the NZ Family History Fair in Hamilton

Following successful offers made earlier in the year at Family History Fairs in London and York, England, and Colorado, USA, the international Guild of One Name Studies will be making a similar offer at the NZ SoG’s New Zealand Family History Fair in Hamilton on 26-27 August.

Normally, membership of the Guild of One-Name Studies costs either £15 sterling or US$25.00 (or equivalent in NZ$) for 12 months membership.  This offer covers membership for 15 months with renewal not due until 1 November 2012

Visitors to the Fair at Hamilton can call at the Guild of One-Name Studies’ stall where questions about the Guild and this offer will be welcomed.

For those unable to get to Hamilton, the extended membership offer will also be made globally for the whole of August, during Family History Month. Go to the Guild website at: www.one-name.org/nzfhf-offer.html.

Details of all the Guild facilities can be found at:


- where you can 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 nearly 8,000 plus names currently being researched
The Guild of One-Name Studies is the world's leading organization for one-name studies.  A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple).  The Guild is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the resultant information.  Founded in 1979, the Guild now has over 2,300 members spread across the world, studying over 7,800 individual surnames.