The Guild’s Latest Membership Landmarks Posted 14 October 2016 by Clifford Kemball The Guild of One-Name Studies has reached two further membership milestones. Firstly the Guild of One-Name Studies membership has exceeded 3,000 for the first time ever. Secondly the number of individual surnames registered with the Guild has exceeded 9,000. These milestones continue to demonstrate the success of the Guild of One-Name Studies and its increasing popularity worldwide. The Guild now has 3,022 members spread across the world, studying 9,007 individual surnames. The membership of the Guild now stands at 3,022, 2,184 are from the UK, 354 from the US, 196 from Australia, 114 from Canada 71 from New Zealand and 32 from the Republic of Ireland. The remainder are from twenty other countries. 28% of the membership is from non-UK regions, which is a valuable step towards increased worldwide membership for the Guild. The Guild currently has 9,007 individual surnames registered with the Guild. To check whether the surnames you are interested in are included in these registered names go to the Guild’s website www.guild-dev.org and enter the surname in the surname search box. The continued increase in the Guild’s membership every year since the Guild was founded in 1979 (an achievement not many Family History organisations have managed) is a testament to the popularity of the Guild Worldwide and the benefits it offers to its members. Details of all the Guild facilities can be found at: www.guild-dev.org/about-the-guild/membership-benefits where you can find out: • more about undertaking a One-Name Study • the benefits of joining the Guild of One-Name Studies, and the assistance members of the Guild can provide to anyone researching their family history on any of the 9,007-plus names currently being researched. Cliff Kemball, the Guild’s Publicity Officer, said today: These new landmarks represent more significant milestones for the Guild of One-Name Studies and are a testament to the continued development of the Guild internationally and the benefits membership provides. We hope that this trend continues into 2017 and beyond and reaffirms the Guild as the World’s leading organisation for One-Name Studies.