Members' Interests

What are Members' Interests?

Members' Interests should be considered as the particulars of those people from whom you, or the member of your family being researched, are directly descended.


You are invited to submit the details of your interests for publication in the Section's journal The Yorkshire Family Historian and for inclusion in subsequent Members' Interests publications. Each issue of the journal contains a list of interests submitted by new contributors. These are in the form of a separate pull-out section.


Please note that this service is only available to members.


How to Register Interests

You can register your interests in two ways:

1.  Fill in and return the form you receive when you join the Section, using the guide provided.

2.  Request a form from: and complete using the Guide.

3.  Download a form using this link (pdf) and return to

Chapman Codes

The universally accepted Chapman Codes are three letter codes used to represent county and country names and must be used when filling in the Members' Interests form. If you request a form the codes will be included.