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Our 2,653 members have registered
2,464 study surnames with us
and a further 6,214 variant names.



(Updated 30 March, 2015)

The Guild has established a small number of subcommittees for specific areas of the Guild’s activities. These are appointed annually by the Guild Committee, and the Guild’s Constitution requires that the Chairman and the Treasurer shall be members of each subcommittee. There are currently two active subcommittees.


The management of the Guild is also assisted by the Executive. The Executive is responsible for the overall financial position and policies of the Guild, including the designation of Guild Signatories. The Executive comprises the Officers – i.e. the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer – and three other Committee members elected annually by the Committee. Currently the non-Officer members are: Peter Alefounder, Peter Copsey, and Rodney Brackstone.


The Seminars subcommittee is responsible for organising seminars to educate the public in one-name studies.

The Guild welcomes any members who would like to contribute to the running of the Guild through the Committee or subcommittees.

SemSub Chairman