Thank you for considering joining our active and friendly society. Here are some of the advantages of taking out an annual subscription for membership of the Cleveland FHS.


Our quarterly journal


A small team of knowledgeable members produce the ‘must have’ quarterly Journal of the Cleveland FHS. This usually consists of 56 pages of local news, helpful information, advice and excellent stories from others regarding their research. The Members' Interests and Members' Help sections allow you to publish details of your own research for the benefit of others, and with over 1,500 members it should not be long before a long lost cousin comes out of the woodwork.

Access to the Members' area of the website

Members only

You will receive password access to the Members' only section of this Cleveland FHS website where we have material from previous journals and society publications free of charge.

Access to our surname database

surname database

In our Members’ section we also have the database where members are able to search for their surnames of interest. By completing a form on joining, new members interests can be added to this. Please contact us if you wish to update your interests.

Searching the database lets you see names being researched by others.

How to join

Membership is by payment of an annual subscription which is due on 1st April and payable in advance. Rates as from 1 April 2021 are:

Subscription Rates (from April 2022)

Individual £10.00
Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)   £11.00
Overseas £15.00

New Members

  • Before joining please ensure you understand the terms of our Privacy Policy.
  • New members will receive all four journals for the year in which they join including those previously published.

Join online

New members can join online using a credit or debit card by visiting our GENFair e-shop.

Join by post

Please download, print and complete the application form and send it, together with your payment, to:

Sylvia Hall
Redcar House Farm,
TS21 3EN,

All cheques and postal orders should be in sterling and made payable to "Cleveland FHS" .

Membership Renewals

Renew online

Renew your membership online using using a credit or debit card via our GENfair e-shop.

Renew by post

If paying by cheque send your payment together with your full name, address and membership number to:

Sylvia Hall
Redcar House Farm,
TS21 3EN,