Norfolk Family
History Society

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Membership subscriptions are paid annually. Your membership will commence the day you join and will be due for renewal on the anniversary of your join date. You will be sent a renewal reminder one month before your renewal date. 

Life and 10 Year memberships are available - see right hand column.

If you wish to join as a Corporate member please contact [email protected].

Please read the following Terms & Conditions (scroll) and click the confirm checkbox at the bottom:


  1. Membership is open to everyone interested in the study of Genealogy and Family History who share the aims and objectives of the society.
  2. Membership subscriptions are paid annually. The membership year runs from your start date. The renewals notice is included in the March Ancestor Journal for those members who have a 1st April renewal date. Those members whose renewal date is not 1st April will be advised by email when their renewal is due
  3. You accept the obligation contained in clause 7 of the Memorandum of the Company to contribute a sum (not exceeding £10) to the company's assets in the event of the company being wound up and there are insufficient assets to meet its liabilities.
  4. (a) As a member of the Society who has elected to receive a Norfolk Ancestor by post, you will receive the Norfolk Ancestor, the Society’s journal, four times a year. The journals are printed in June, September, December and March. The order in which you receive thee magazines will depend on your start date. Back issues are available to read online only.
    (b) Members who have selected an E-Ancestor membership will be able to view the Norfolk Ancestor online 
  5. As a member you will be given access to the Norfolk Online Record Search (NORS) and the members’ area of the Society’s website. This excludes institutions
  6. Membership rates are subject to review from time to time.
  7. Your private data is retained by us only in accordance with the Privacy Notice which is available to view on our website on the Privacy Policy link.
  8. Your Members Interests will be published in the journal and in the Members Interests area, only if you agree to this. This agreement will enable other members to request access to your contact information.

The Norfolk Family History Society is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for the purpose of Data Protection. The Society holds certain information about its members in its database and paper records in accordance with the following Privacy Notice


As Trustees of the Norfolk Family History Society (“Society”) we need to collect certain personal information about our members.  This Privacy Notice sets out how we collect and use; and protect your personal information and your rights in relation to your information.

Personal information is information or a combination of pieces of information that could reasonably allow you to be identified.

1.      Personal information that we use

We will only hold or collect personal information about you that has been collected directly from you and that is necessary to manage your Society membership.

1. 1.          What information may we collect directly from you?

The categories of personal information that we collect directly from you include:

      a.          Personal details (e.g. Your name and address, and email address);

      b.          Your contact details (e.g. Your address, phone number and email address);

      c.          Your declaration that you pay sufficient UK income tax to comply with current UK tax authorities (“HMRC”) regulations for Gift Aid tax relief.

Whilst we do not collect your bank details we may see some of your details, e.g., as may be indicated on cheques received, Bankers Order requests and similar.

1. 2.          How will we use your personal information and why?

The ways in which we use your information include:

      a.          Communicating with you;

      b.          Identifying you when updating your membership details when requested by you;

      c.          Processing your membership payments;

      d.          Sending the Society magazine to you when you have elected to have a hard copy magazine;

      e.          Ensuring we can claim Gift Aid tax relief.

1. 3.          Our lawful basis for holding and processing your personal data

We must have a lawful basis to use your personal information including:

      a.          To meet our legitimate interests in effectively managing your membership with the Society;

      b.          To meet the HMRC regulations in respect of Gift Aid payments;

      c.          Where explicit consent has been given by you.

2.      Information Sharing

Your personal information will be treated as confidential and we will not share it with any other organisation, society, company or other member with the exception of the UK tax authorities (HMRC) in respect of Gift Aid payments or where we have obtained your prior explicit consent.


3.      Data Security and Storage

We have in place security measures to protect the security of your personal information and to keep it confidential and secure whether in electronic format or hard copy.  These measures are reviewed regularly to ensure they remain robust and appropriate.  We cannot however, guarantee the security of any third-party applications, such as internet browsers, that you may use when transmitting any data to us.

All of our volunteers receive training on the importance of respecting members’ information and we restrict access to only those individuals who absolutely need it. 


Where we need a third party to help us deliver our services, such as a printer to print magazines, we set up contracts with them so that they legally agree to receive, store and destroy data securely.  These suppliers are audited regularly and are legally bound to never sell personal information or use it for any purpose other than for what the Society requires. 

We will keep your personal data for at least as long as you remain a member of the Society.  When deciding how long to keep your personal data after your membership has expired we take into account our legal obligations, including any UK tax authority requirement and is generally in accordance with the following:

Member’s personal and contact details

1 year after leaving the Society

Member’s Gift Aid details

7 years after leaving the Society


4.        Your Rights

Whilst we believe we have a lawful basis for the collection and use of your personal information strictly in accordance with the contents of this Privacy Notice you have rights regarding your personal data, including to access, correct or delete it or restrict its use.  This can be carried out in part online through the Society website where you can change your preferences or you may exercise any of these rights by making application in writing to the Society stating the reasons for the request.

5.      Policy Changes

It may be necessary to make changes to this policy from time to time and in this case you will be advised accordingly of any revised version.

6.      Contact details etc.

      a.          Any queries or notifications you may have should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer, Norfolk Family History Society, Kirby Hall, St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1LS or by email to [email protected].

      b.          If you believe we have not resolved any query or concern with respect to the protection of your data you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Further advice can be found online at

      c.          Please advise us if your personal information changes or if you think the information we hold is out of date.



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To join the Society, and pay online, please select one of the following

Worldwide E-Ancestor £12.00
UK Posted Ancestor £17.00
Europe Posted Airmail Ancestor £23.00
Rest of the World Posted Airmail Ancestor £27.00

If you wish to pay by cheque or by standing order then you must complete the application form and send it in by ordinary mail.

NB. All prices are in sterling. Click here to download the Membership Application Form.


If you prefer to pay your subscription by Bankers Order please contact the treasurer at Kirby Hall or send an email to [email protected]

To ensure you receive your joining emails from the Society please add [email protected] and [email protected] to address book.

Life and 10 Year Memberships are available starting at £95 for a 10 Year  E-Ancestor. Details on request from

[email protected]

Membership Rates

Worldwide E-Ancestor

Annual - 10 Year - Life
£12 £95 £200

UK Posted Ancestor

Annual - 10 Year - Life
£17 £140 £300

Europe Posted Airmail

Annual - 10 Year - Life
£23 £180 £380

Rest of the World Posted Airmail

Annual - 10 Year - Life
£27 £200 £445