Tay Family History Society
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Dunkeld Bridge over the river Tay

Membership Benefits

By becoming a member of the Tay Valley Family History Society, you can look forward to all the following membership benefits and more.

  • A comprehensive joining pack, including guidance and materials on how to begin your family history research in the Tay Valley area.
  • Members receive copies of The Historian three times a year. Copies are also available to members on our website in the members’ area. 
    You may submit your research interests, queries and articles to the Editor for publication.
  • Access through our website, to a Members Only Area, with exclusive information to further assist your research.
  • A Forum to share your finds, queries and photographs on our website; and access to our members-only Facebook group, to chat and share short queries.
  • Free use of the Research Centre and Library, including various online subscription websites, access to members' pedigree charts, family group sheets, and many other local and historical sources.
  • Guidance and support in your research, from our experienced volunteers, during your visits to the Research Centre.
  • Affiliation to some other Scottish Family History Societies who are also members of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies – our members may use their facilities free of charge, on production of their current membership card or a notification from TVFHS that they are members.
  • Research services such as lookups, finding certificates and limited family history research (at a small additional cost to members).


New Members will receive their journal electronically. (We are no longer offering a membership with a printed journal posted out for new members.)  We would encourage existing members to opt for receiving their copies of the journal electronically if possible. Due to rising postage and printing costs, it is becoming less feasible to produce a printed version whilst keeping membership subscriptions as low as possible.

We are looking into ways to phase out the printed journal over a period of several years to allow our existing members to adjust. The e-journal will be emailed to those who provide an email address (3 times a year) and will also be available to our members on our website in the members area.

If you would like to receive the benefits of being a member, you may join the Society in one of the following ways:

  • Call in at the Research Centre at 179-181 Princes Street, Dundee.
  • Telephone the Centre on +44 (0)1382 461845 and provide personal and credit or debit card details.
  • Online Payment -Subscriptions can be paid by credit or debit card through PayPal.
  • Annual subscription rates can be found on the  Membership Fees page.

Members’ Area

Members create a password which allows log-in to the members' area with access to the following.

  • Society Documents which include the Constitution of the Society, minutes of recent AGMs and recent annual accounts.
  • Downloadable versions of recent issues of The Historian.
  • Downloadable versions of digital publications from the Society when available.
  • A Getting Started page which provides information for beginners.
  • Where to find... pages with links to online resources.
  • Burial Ground Data which includes name indexes for our monumental inscription.
  • Indexes of BMD Records which are kept in the Society Library.
  • Indexes of Pedigree Charts in the Society Library.
  • Tay Valley Strays – information gathered by members about people who have strayed from the region.
  • Our FORUM enabling members to post queries, stories and photographs of their ancestors, including Help Wanted requests.

Membership Fees

Your subscription is for one year from your joining date; a renewal notice will be sent.

Click on the relevant link for information on Gift AidAutomatic Renewal, or Payment for more than one year.

The annual membership fees are as follows:

Membership categoryUK & Overseas
Individual member£21.00
Family (2 members at the same address)£26.00

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Member Benefits

Joining Pack
Subscription to our Journal
Access to exclusive Member Content
Free use of the Research Centre & Library
Access to Online Discussion Forum
Guidance & Support in your research
Affiliations to other societies

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