The Guild of One-Name Studies introduces flexible membership joining rates in six currencies

The Guild of One-Name Studies has introduced flexible membership joining rates in six currencies to enable new members to assess the benefits of the Guild over an extended period. The Guild welcomes as members all who have an interest in one-name studies. It is not necessary to register a study name in order to join. New members can join the Guild either by post or online at

The Guild membership subscription year runs from 1st November to the following 31st October. Renewal subscriptions are payable annually on 1st November. For new members joining the Guild, there is a sliding scale of subscription depending on the month of joining, which offers up to twenty-three months of membership for a single joining fee. Members joining during December and January have the option of paying either up to the next 1st November (ten or eleven months' membership) or until 1st November of the following year (22 or 23 months' membership). Full details of the subscription fees are shown in the table below. Payment is accepted in any of the six currencies UK £, US$, Canadian $, Australian $, New Zealand $ or in Euros. Prospective members can join online and pay their membership subscription online.

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 8,000 names currently being researched.

Cliff Kemball, the Guild’s Treasurer, said today,
“The new flexible membership rates enable anyone interested in One-Name Studies to join the Guild for an extended period to find out what the benefits of membership are and to experience the services and facilities that the Guild offers.”