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ODFHS Memberships

Benefits of Society membership include:

  • ODFHS Magazine (print or digital)
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Online access to digital archives
  • ...and more


Membership application and annual renewal:

Please click here for online membership application and renewal.

This is our preferred method. You will be directed to the Payments Page once you have submitted the form.


For membership enquiries, please email details to:  membership[at]odfhs.email .

Memberships run on an annual basis from 1 April to 31 March the following year. 

Membership covers all family members resident at the same address. However, where membership includes a printed copy of our magazine, only one copy will be posted out.

New membership applications will be accepted for the remainder of the current year at any time. However, new members joining between 1 January and 31 March will have their membership extended to include the following membership year (ie up to 15 months) so that no new memberships last for less than 3 months.

Membership renewals will be accepted from 1 January for the following membership year.


Alternative Application Forms:

If you would prefer to register by post/email, application forms can be accessed as follows:


Completed forms may be submitted by email to:   membership[at]odfhs.email

or by post to: The Secretary, c/o 15, Greetby Hill, Ormskirk, L39 2DP


Membership fees:

Membership fees are payable on an annual basis, due 1 April each year as follows, as of 1 January 2024:

  • UK or overseas, with access to PDF magazine: £11
  • UK only, with printed magazine posted:     £15
  • Overseas, with printed magazine posted:  £20

Payment Methods:

Go to the Payments Page


UK Gift Aid: (UK Residents only)

The UK Government operates a scheme whereby charities such as ODFHS can reclaim the tax previously paid by members on their membership subscriptions. Members who are UK Taxpayers and who wish us to reclaim the tax previously paid should complete the Gift Aid portion of the Application Form or a separate Gift Aid Declaration (Word or PDF). There is no obligation to do so but it will help our finances if you do - at no cost to yourselves. Gift Aid would allow us to reclaim an additional 25p for each £1 of your subscription. Completed Gift Aid Declarations may be returned to the Treasurer at the address on the form. (Note that completed Gift Aid forms may be submitted by email but only scanned copies of completed and signed forms are legally permissible.)


Members’ Interests:

ODFHS maintains a list of surnames of current interest to members in their research. Members’ Interests are published in the members’ area of our website and annually as a printed insert to the November issue of our magazine – but only where permission has been explicitly obtained and only linked to a code. No personal details will be published. Members wishing to submit their surname interests should use the appropriate part of the application/renewal form. Alternately, a separate form can be found at the following link:  Members' Interests form (Word or PDF).


The Society maintains a database of members details, both on computer and the original forms you send us.  Officers of the Society, principally the membership secretary, use this to contact members concerning their membership and to ensure that information relating to the ODFHS is circulated to members.  The Society membership system cannot function if members do not allow us to retain their information.  We do not pass any information to any third parties.  Surname interests will only be published if we obtain permission and only linked to a code.  No personal details will be published.  When a membership in not renewed the Society will send a reminder.  If no response is received within a reasonable time then all records for that former member will be destroyed.




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