2021 Membership Applications and Renewals

The revised Application/Renewal process is now open.
Please note the username and password you create will, so long as you are a Society member, give you access to the Society Members area currently being rebuilt within this web site. For the majority of users this will mean starting with registering their details in this web site.

The Huddersfield and District Family History Society is open to anyone with an interest in finding out about their ancestors, whether you live locally or far afield.  Personal and postal members are always welcome.

Membership costs

Individual Membership..£ 12.00 per year
Family Membership......£ 15.00 per year
Overseas (Airmail).....£ 18.00 per year
Electronic Membership....£10.00 per year.

Membership runs from 1st August to 31st July. Anyone joining part way through the year, receives all the journals for that year. However, anyone joining/renewing membership from **1st June ** will have their membership run until 31st July the following year.
Electronic Membership
All Journals and your Welcome Pack will be made available over the internet, by sending you an email with a link to enable you to view/download the documents.

Gift Aid
When making a Membership Subscription or other donation, and you are a UK tax payer, please consider clicking
'Gift Aid : Yes' in your registration. The statement you are agreeing to is:

"Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made today and in the future.
I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs(CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I give."

Membership application, or renewal, is a two stage process, please:
* Register your details here, creating a User ID and Password for your account.
*Then use these details to Login and choose and pay for the service you want.

Personal and postal members are also welcome, you can:

Download a Membership Application form here
or download a Membership Renewal form here

The benefits of being a member of the Society are many.


Produced quarterly by the Society and sent post free to all members, the Journal contains many topics of interest to family historians. It is the vehicle through which the Society business is communicated to members as well as containing members letters, members interests and a 'help wanted' section. There are also many family history articles submitted by members which cover a wide range of topics.


A programme of talks is arranged quarterly, from September to June, with occasional workshop evenings and visits. The current programme  details can be found in the "Events" page


All members are encouraged to submit their current research interests. The facility to do this will shortly be contained within the web site Members Area.

WEB SITE, MEMBERS AREA (currently in the course of being rebuilt.

  • Photographs of Churches in Kirklees
  • National Parish Locator
  • Back numbers of Society Journals
  • Members Interests
  • Gendex - a search-able index of names which appear in the Society Transcriptions and have been entered into the Society database.
  • Findmypast - Members discounts for Find My Past web site subscriptions