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Apr 072015

Join the Guild of One-Name Studies at the Who Do You Think You Are? – Live! Birmingham show (16th to 18th April 2015), thereby saving £1 on the normal rate for April joiners, and receive a special “show time only” goody bag.

A special show offer of £22 will cover full membership to the Guild of One-Name Studies for a period of 19 months up to 1 November 2016. The current rate for anyone taking out an extended Guild membership in April 2015 is £23.

New Guild members joining at the show will receive a goody bag containing a “Special Guild 8Gb USB drive” (priced £9.00 at the show) which has pre-loaded on it the Guild’s Members’ Handbook, the Guild’s “Art of One-Name Studies:  Seven Pillars of Wisdom” book (hard copy usually £7.00), the 2014 Guild Register and all 132 back issues of the Guild Journal of One-Name Studies, in addition to a Guild Lanyard and a Guild pen, along with the normal Guild joining pack.

All visitors attending the Guild stand will also be offered free prints of the distribution map for their selected surname as recorded in the British 1881 census provided by Steve Archer’s “Surname Atlas” program.

This special offer of full membership to the Guild of One-Name Studies for a period of 19 months up to 1 November 2016 is also available worldwide via the Guild’s website – – from the 16th April 2015. The joining fee is: UK £22.00, Australia AUS$44.00. Canada CAN$44.00, Europe €31.00, New Zealand NZ$47.00 and USA US$37.00.

Details of all the Guild facilities can be found at, where you can find more about:

  • undertaking a one-name study
  • the benefits of joining the Guild of One-Name Studies
  • the assistance members of the Guild can provide to anyone researching their family history on any of the 8,500 plus names currently being researched.

The sliding scale of subscriptions, depending on the month of joining, can be found at

Cliff Kemball, the Guild Publicity Manager, said today:
“Visit the Guild Stand (Stand T7-T9) at the WDYTYA Birmingham show (16th to 18th April 2015) and learn more about the Guild of One-Name Studies and what excellent value for money membership of the Guild provides. Alternatively, join the Guild on-line at from the 16th April and benefit from the reduced membership fee.”

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