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Society membership is available in single and dual.
Dual membership is for two members of an immediate family living at the same address. While both members receive the same benefits as single members, they receive only one copy of the Society’s journal free of charge each quarter.
The Membership year runs from 01 May of each year to the 30th April.
New members pay a once only joining fee of $10 in addition to their membership subscription. To join, complete the Membership Application form online, save the form and forward it to CFHRG by email, mail or deliver it in person. You can pay by cheque, or, of course, cash (in person only).
You can also pay by EFT. PLEASE NOTE that, for your membership to be valid, the completed and signed application must be received by our Membership Officer, clearly marked that the payment has been made online.
Membership fees for new members, excluding the joining fee, are:
- Single $50.00
- Family $60.00
- Joining Fee $10.00
Existing members can renew their membership by completing the online form, saving the form and either emailing or mailing the Membership Application form.
Or renew online using EFT.
Membership subscriptions include return postage for your new membership card.
You will also receive an e-mail confirmation of your online payment.
NOTE that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the membership forms
Benefits of Membership
The internet has become an important tool for family historians, with its ready access to masses of information to help build the family tree or tell the family story.
However, many people new to the hobby of genealogy have been led to believe that everything they need will be there on a web page, waiting to be found. But the internet, useful as it is, has its limitations. While it can point you to relevant information, you will still need to visit libraries and archives to view the original documents in order to verify your information.
If you use only the internet, you will miss out on perhaps the single most important tool a family historian can use: personal assistance. When you join CFHRG, you will gain access to the knowledge of other researchers. Our experienced volunteers can point out the pitfalls, guide you to the records you need and put you in touch with others with similar interests.
On joining the Society, you will find an abundance of resources covering a wide variety of subjects, from local, national and international sources. In some cases, the resources will not be available anywhere else.
Members of CFHRG enjoy the following benefits: