Why not join? Membership is open to anyone, anywhere in the world and you will receive our quarterly journal mailed direct.

You can attend the monthly meetings held at each of our three branches (Bromley, Dartford and Sevenoaks), and can purchase books and listen to a wide variety of talks. All members are welcome to attend any or all of the branch meetings at no extra cost. Other advantages of membership are listed on the Home page.

Access to the Members Only Area (M.O.A.) of the website, where you can view and download exclusive content.

A short time after joining, you will receive a welcome Membership Pack along with your allocated membership number (2 numbers in the case of Family/Couple Membership) which will include details of how to log into the Members Only Area (M.O.A.) 

You can send in a list of the surnames you're researching, there's a form for this purpose in the membership pack that you receive after you join. These surnames are then published in the Society journal. If you'd also like your surnames to appear on the website, you'll need to do this as a separate exercise - please see the Surnames being Researched pages.


The General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR). NWKFHS, the society, is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and is a registered charity. By completing the membership form or the renewals form, you have consented to your personal data being collected in the membership list and stored on computer. This information is to enable the Society to communicate with its members, issue the quarterly Journals and manage the payment of membership fees.


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Gift Membership

Are you searching for an unusual present, for a birthday, anniversary or some other special occasion? Why not give your friend or family member a gift of Society membership. Gift membership delivers fully paid membership of the Society until the end of the calendar year, for the same fee as a standard membership.

You as the 'donor' complete a Gift Membership Form and send it to the Membership Secretary with your payment. You then receive an Activation Form which you give to the recipient, and a short note explaining how gift membership works. The recipient fills in her/his personal details and returns the form to the Membership Secretary to ‘activate’ the membership. This safeguards their personal details and is used for data protection reasons.

Forms are also available at the Society’s library, branch meetings and events.

Membership Costs

Categories are for Individuals, Family (Couple) and Libraries/Institutions. Costs are currently:



£ 10.00 per year

Family (Couple)


£ 12.00 per year

Association or Library


£ 12.00 per year

Note: This class of membership does not confer voting rights or access to the Members Only Area (M.O.A.) of the Society website.

Subscriptions are renewable on 1st January annually. However, if you join the Society between 1st October and 31st December,
your initial subscription remains valid until the end of the following year.

We can accept, by post, up to four years subscription in a single payment to reduce the cost of obtaining sterling cheques. If joining the society you can do this using the links below.

How to Pay

Cheque or Postal Order

For standard membership, please download the 'Membership Application Form' below.

Gift Membership Application

For gift membership, please download the 'Gift Membership' form below.

The form should be printed and sent to us with your application. Cheques must be drawn in STERLING only on a UK Clearing Bank (the costs of collection of cheques payable outside the UK being prohibitive) and are due on 1st January annually.

Standing Order

For standard membership, please download the 'Membership Application Form' below.

Gift Membership Application

For gift membership, please download the 'Gift Membership' form below.

The form should be printed and the Membership Application section detached and sent to us. The Standing Order section to be detached and sent directly to your own bank. 


To join or renew please visit our online shop by clicking the link below.

Credit Card

To join or renew with a credit card payment, please click on the link below to go to GENfair.

Joining the Society and paying by standing/postal order or cheque, please post your payment marked for the attention of Christina Barnett at the library address below:

Renewing your membership by standing/postal order or cheque,  please post your payment marked for the attention of  Maureen Griffiths at the library address below:

Membership Officers

Christina Barnett
Christina Barnett Membership Secretary

email: membership@nwkfhs.org.uk
(email on membership matters only please)

North West Kent Family History Society
Library and Resource Centre
80 Summerhouse Drive,
Joydens Wood Estate
Bexley, Kent, DA5 2EE

Maureen Griffiths
Maureen GriffithsMembership Renewals

email: renewals@nwkfhs.org.uk
(email on renewal matters only please)