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Membership of the Institute

Benefit from becoming a member of the Institute.

Associate Membership of the Institute is open to all. Members receive a complimentary copy of The Institute's journal, Family History, as well as a 10% discount on purchases made through our bookshop and a reduced rate for day courses.

Free Graduate Membership is also available to those who have obtained the Diploma in Genealogy or Licentiateship of The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. For more details contact

Our Correspondence Course in Genealogy is specifically designed to prepare students for the Higher Certificate in Genealogy. Click here for further details of the correspondence course.

All members have access to the library during normal opening hours. Space in the library is limited, and therefore all members are required to make an appointment with the librarian to ensure that there is sufficient room for everyone to work comfortably. Library hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday. For more information, please contact the Librarian on (01227 768664) or via our Contact page.

The membership year runs from 1st October - 30th September. New members are required to pay an initial fee of £37.50 (if applying after 31st March this is reduced to £30) and thereafter £22.50 on the 1st October each year.