The following benefits are available to members:-

  • 11 monthly meetings (not August) at Upper Parkstone, near Poole, Dorset
  • Computer Group – 10 monthly meetings (not January or August) at Treetops Research Centre
  • Quarterly Journal (posted on the 1st working day of December, March, June & September). New Members receive the Journals published since the beginning of their membership year
  • Register Members’ Interests and contact others researching the same surname
  • Reduced fees for Search Services
  • Dorset Family History information – some booklets, CDs and fiche are for sale, other records can be searched on your behalf for a fee
  • Research advice available at meetings and at our Treetops Research Centre
  • Personal research can be carried out at our Treetops Research Centre (+ 1 to 1 assistance available if needed). Not restricted to Dorset records
  • Sales table – available at meetings and by post
  • Lending library
  • Exchange journals from many other Family History Societies available on loan (personal visitors to Treetops only)
  • Coach trips to London Record Offices and, as occasion demands, to other Family History venues
  • E-News – an email round up of items which may be of interest.

Further details of many of these benefits can be found by exploring the menu.

Both the Quarterly Journal and E-News are only sent to those who have given written consent to receive information by post or email.

Follow the link for a copy of the Society’s Charitable Trust Constitution.

Membership Rates

Annual membership runs until 30th September each year.

2018 – 2019 UK OVERSEAS
Annual subscription (1st October to 30th September) £12.00 £16.00
(Receive Journals issued December to September)

New members can apply here

Existing Members can renew here