Joining the Society


Membership of the society runs from 1st January to 31st December, regardless of when in the year you join. However, if anybody joins the society after the 23rd of September, their membership will automatically run until December the following year, in effect giving you membership for up to 15 months for one annual subscription.

A membership form can be downloaded in PDF format from our ‘Links’ page

Late News- Pandemic Special: The Society’s activities have been badly hit for the last two years by Covid 19 and at the committee meeting on Sunday 9th August 2020 it was agreed that all current 2020 members would have their memberships extended until 31 December 2021 at no additional charge.

Current annual membership subscriptions are:

Single member (UK) – £10.00
Joint – member & partner – £12.00
Overseas member (single or joint) – £12.00

The Benefits of joining

Members will receive a copy of the society’s magazine, ‘The Sandgrounder’. This is published every 3 months, and contains information about the society and members, a ‘Help Wanted’ page, and articles provided by members as well as family history events that are being held, both locally and nationally.

We now, also offer ‘The Sandgrounder’ in a digital format sent via email, if you would prefer to receive it this way please get in touch to ensure we have your up-to-date email address.

Membership libraryThe Library below is currently not available. We will advise you when we are able to offer this facility again.

The society also has quite an extensive library of publications that are available for loan. Members who don’t live in the Southport area can still borrow books from the library as long as they pay for the postage.You can now download a copy of the library List from our ‘Links’ Page.

Unfortunately this service is only available to UK members.

Member InterestsA Members’ Interests booklet is sent out with the magazine once a year. This contains details of members and the names they are researching, enabling people with similar interests to get in touch with one another.

Some members of the committee have volunteered to undertake free, limited research for our members. This includes searches of local records such as street directories, electoral registers and old local newspapers. UK residents can join the society by going to our ‘Links’ page, downloading the membership form, when completed, please send it to the Membership Secretary at the address shown on the form. Don’t forget to include a cheque for the appropriate membership fee, made payable to ‘North Meols FHS’. Overseas residents and anybody wishing to pay by debit or credit card should go to either the GENfair or Parish Chest web site.

Links to the North Meols FHS pages at these sites are given below.

Parish ChestGenfair

If you do join through GENfair or Parish Chest you should still complete a membership form and send it to the Membership Secretary to ensure we have all of your details recorded correctly. Don’t forget to write on the form that payment was made via GENfair.

NMFHS Committee

You can get in touch with any of the committee by using the contact details below:


Linda Roberts

Programme Secretary

Linda Roberts


Dot Vickers


Stephen Benson

Vice-Chairman and Publicity Officer

Gladys Armstrong

Membership Secretary & Members Interests co-ordinator

Jennifer Benson

Publications and Sales

Dot Vickers


Jennifer Benson

Website & Forum co-ordinator

Stephen Benson

Magazine Editor

Alex Roberts

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