Support us

Support us

We are a registered charity. We have no government funding. We rely on memberships, donations, legacies and grants to survive as an organisation and to ensure that our collections survive for future generations.

We preserve the records of everyday lives and make them available to anyone wanting to understand where they’ve come from – exceptional assets that capture the unfolding, unofficial history of us all.

Surely that’s worth supporting.

Ways to support us

Gifts in wills
Leave a legacy

By leaving us a gift in your will, you can help ensure that our work and unique facilities can be improved and extended for future generations. There are a number of different ways to give through your will and your donation will be exempt from Inheritance Tax.

Donate your research
Deposit your materials

We welcome your research. Our library contains books and microforms, compiled family histories, transcripts of genealogical and local history source materials, periodicals and reference works, and digital collections.

Donate today
Donate online

By sending a donation online, your money will be instantly put to good use on one of our many ongoing projects. We welcome all support so please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make an offline donation.

Get Involved

Join today and become a member

As member you can make the most of our resources, access our experts and find a welcoming community of people interested in family history and genealogy.

We all have roots. Let’s find them together.

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Sign up today to receive regular updates including our monthly newsletter full of hints, tips and special offers. You can also choose to receive information on upcoming events, talks and lectures to help you discover your roots.

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