The current subscription rate is £15.00 per year, with an extra £2.00 for each additional member at the same address (one copy of the Journal). The subscription for overseas members is £20.00 per year with a similar arrangement of £2.00 for an additional member at the same address (please pay in Sterling cheque or International Money Order).

Membership can be purchased online by using a credit card at or GENfair alternatively by completing and mailing the Membership Form.

The subscription year ends on 31st December. All new members joining the society up to 30 Sep in that year will have received all the issues of Catholic Ancestor for the year so their subscription is due to be renewed on or before 1st January in the next year.

Members joining on or after 1 October in any year will not only receive the December journal but their membership will be extended to the end of the next year.

Membership of the Society entitles you to attend any of the meetings organised by the Catholic FHS (though a small entrance fee is usually charged), receive copies of 'Catholic Ancestor', have your research interests listed and generally join in the activities of the Society. Here you can download a sample journal from August 2010.

Membership forms are also available click here and print, or by post from the Membership Secretarary.

Membership Secretary, Mrs Margaret Coniam, 6 Ferndown Close, Hemstead, Gillingham, ME7 7SN