Members’ Interests

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To try and connect Society Members who may be researching the same person, Members have registered the above Interests.

To see if any other Member is researching the same Interest as you, please enter the surname in the search box above.

Want to contact someone with a similar Interest?

Contact details are made available, on request, to other Members who are researching the same surname of Interest. If you are not yet a Member, please see below.

Take a note of the Membership number of anyone with the same surname Interest(s) as you, then select ‘Interests’ from the drop-down box on the Contact Us form. Enter your Membership number, ‘Contact Details Request’ as the Subject and the Membership number(s) noted above and the Surname(s) of Interest to you as Your Message.

To respect the time given by our volunteer, a maximum of 5 contact requests can be made at any one time.

You will be emailed the contact details of those researching the same Surname(s). These details are not made available on this website, and details will not be supplied to anyone who does not quote their own Membership number. The response is not automatic, so please be patient with our volunteer, who may not be on-line when your request is sent.

Making Contact

All the people listed have given their details so that others with similar Interests may contact them. You should follow these guidelines when making contact.

Ideally, use email but, if contacting by post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if writing to someone in your own country. It appears that International Reply Coupons are no longer generally available.

The idea is to exchange information. Do not expect other people to pass on the results of several years research immediately. Tell them what you already know, and what you are trying to find out. Many contacts will be dead ends, but others will be very fruitful. Many experienced members are very pleased to share their work – be sure to thank them and acknowledge sources if you subsequently use the information in your records.

Do not expect people to reply immediately. They may be away from home, or busy with other things. It may take them some time to assemble the information they want to send you.

Can I add, or update, my Interests?

Members can check what surnames they have registered by entering their Membership number in the search box above.

Members can add, or update, their Interests by completing and returning a Members’ Interests form, available from the Members’ Area. The details on the new form will replace any already registered. Details will not be registered for anyone who does not quote their own Membership number.

New surname Interests will be added to this website and published in the next quarterly Journal. Minor changes, such as revised place or dates, will only be updated on the website.

Interests of those who fail to renew their membership will be deleted from the website.

I’m not a Member

Apply to join the Society here. Please wait until your application has been accepted and you have received your Membership number and Welcome pack. A form to register your own interests will be included in your Welcome pack.

Then follow the instructions under ‘Want to contact someone with a similar Interest?’ above.

Please remember that the Society is staffed entirely by volunteers, so don’t expect an immediate response. At busy times, particularly around the start of the membership year in October, it can take up to 3 weeks before your Membership number and Welcome pack are sent to you.