Member Signup or Renewal Options
To renew your membership or become a new member, complete our Membership Application and mail it to us together with the amount of your dues and, if appropriate, the newsletter mailing fee. Or, you can bring it with you to a scheduled membership meeting (when we are no longer virtual). Select the above link or document image to download and print a PDF copy of the form.
Important Notes: When mailing checks, please use a sturdy security envelope and avoid use of labels that can be stripped off by USPS sorting machinery. Also, please mail checks from a secure location.
Membership Benefit: W.I.S.E. Words Newsletter
We consider the W.I.S.E. Words Newsletter, our Member’s Surnames of Interest database and our monthly programs to be the principal products and services we offer to the members of our society. These are the ways we serve our members as well as the wider family history/genealogy community. We take pride in the originality, energy and resourcefulness that go into each.
W.I.S.E. Family History Society (WISE-FHS) members enjoy a variety of activities which enrich their understanding and enjoyment of family history research. Our monthly programs cover a wide range of British and Irish subjects of interest to family historians. Typical topics are the history and significance of tartans, members’ research trips to Britain and Ireland, the influence of the Irish in Leadville, websites for British Isles research and musical programs.
Perhaps the most striking benefit of membership is the social relationships that develop among fellow genealogists. We especially encourage active membership by those who are new to the family history/genealogy community and wish to “get involved.” We have learned that people who are just retiring from their working lives have a great deal of energy and experience that is well suited to participating in family history/genealogy research and the monthly indoor/outdoor activities of our society.
We’re a Bargain
Our annual 2023 membership dues are very reasonable:
- $20 – per person; or,
- $25 – for two or more persons in a single household.
Inclusive in the membership is a subscription to our quarterly W.I.S.E. Words Newsletter, which is delivered to each household as an electronic copy by email each quarter.