Blanchard Family History Society


Join Us

  • Joining the BFHS gives you access to a network of like minded individuals with whom to share your research and family history problems. Currently we have 70+ members ranging from 'seasoned hunters' to those who are just embarking on their journeys.
  • When you join you are sent an invitation to the Members' Area of this website where you can discuss any matters Blanc/shard and access our indexes of over 40,000 references to Blanc/shard individuals.
  • Every two years we organise a meeting where members can meet 'face to face'. The agenda includes a variety of Blanc/shard topics and occasionally a speaker on a subject of wider family history interest. The location of this meeting rotates around various UK regions.
  • In common with many one name based family history societies we are currently very interested in the topic of DNA testing. The BFHS is significantly subsiding the cost of such testing, subject to certain criteria being met.
  • Our archive contains a large number of Blanc/shard family trees which new members may find themselves linked to or may be able to 'eliminate from their enquiries'!
  • Finally, members receive our journal AdversariA, 2 or 3 times a year.

In the context of the above benefits, the cost of membership is very modest. Current membership rates are:

Initial joining fee: UK £10 / Overseas £15
Annual Renewal fee:
£5 anywhere in the world, if you want to receive our Journal by email
£10 if you want to receive our Journal by post UK
£15 if you want to receive our Journal by post Overseas

Subscriptions are renewable on 1 June each year. However, for members who join between 1 January and 1 May, the initial subscription remains valid until the following 31st May.

If you wish to join or renew your membership to the Blanchard Family History Society please download and complete the Membership Form and return to The Membership Secretary.

If making a one-off payment, cheques should be made payable to the Blanchard Family History Society.
If paying by Standing Order please return the form to the Membership Secretary not to your bank.
* Overseas members please note that due to bank charges we can only accept cheques drawn in Pounds Sterling or alternatively, at your own risk, US Dollars cash. Please see current exchange rate for your country.

For further information please e-mail the Membership Secretary

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