Join Us

Interested in joining us?, we offer two membership options.

FULL MEMBERSHIP: For a yearly members fee you get assistance with online genealogy research, free or reduced cost on all the group’s publications (paper & digital), a copy of our Quarterly Newsletter and to aid the groups and your personal research, access to our extensive archives. Group meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. We often have a guest speaker on the 1st Wednesday.

To become a member please contact us via our Contact Page and let us know your interest, or alternatively come and see us at one of our drop-in sessions or monthly members meetings (see home page for latest dates).

FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP: If you are interested in the local History of Chester-le-Street and would like to support the group, but don’t have the time or the wish to attend our meetings, you can become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group by giving an annual donation. We request that this donation to be a minimum of £15.00, and we are grateful for any donations above that amount that you choose to send.

What do you get for becoming a Friend? Free copies of our Newsletter, concessions on the cost of booklets and CDs produced by the Group, and information about events held by the Group throughout the year, as well as the satisfaction of helping to preserve and make available to the general public the heritage of Chester-le-Street. To become a friend please complete our Friends Form – please select link below for PDF copy.


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