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Our 2,768 members have registered
2,405 study surnames with us
and a further 6,120 variant names.

Membership benefits


The Guild aims to provide many helpful activities, services and facilities to its members, to enable them to support the Guild’s charitable objectives, as set out in the Constitution:

  • To advance the education of the public in one-name studies;

  • To promote the preservation and publication of the resultant data and to maximise its accessibility to interested members of the public.

Some of these benefits and services are illustrated below, and are described in more detail here.

Guild Journal
The Guild Website
Register of One-Name Studies
Free-phone Helpdesk
Email Forum
Web Forum
Guild Wiki
Free email alias
Members' Study Profiles
Members' Websites
Guild Marriage Indexes
Guild Marriage Challenge
Guild Probate Index
Guild BMD Vault
DNA advice and help
Guild Publications
Regional Representatives worldwide
Representation with related organisations
International virtual meetings
Name lookups
Guild Library
and much more!

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