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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Membership options

1. Personal membership of the Society

All Full Members -

  • receive a copy of 'Briefing' the Society's occasional newsletter as well as frequent news of events and activities by email or post.
  • can participate in the running of the Society at General Meetings, and by standing for election to positions of responsibility.  
  • Members wishing access to the Society's archives and books at the University of Leeds and the wider holdings of Leeds University Library, should contact the Society's Hon. Secretary for further information.
  • who subscribe at the higher rate (see below) also receive a copy of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal annually.

Full Membership without a copy of the Journal, whilst retaining the other benefits of Full Membership, is also available as an option.

2. Membership of one or more of our specialist Sections 

Membership of one or more period-interest Sections can be taken either separately or combined with full membership of the Society. Please then use the online application form below, where the various options are set out.  Further details of Section activities can be found on the Section pages of this website.

All subscription rates can be found here

3. Affiliation and institutional membership

Other archaeological and historical societies and groups can join as Affiliated Societies. Details of their programmes are published annually in the YAHS Programme of Events, and their members can gain access to the YAHS library, and the wider holdings of Leeds University Library, for reference purposes. YAHS is always keen to work with affiliates on joint projects and events.

Institutional Membership is open to universities, colleges, libraries and similar organisations, who receive one copy of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. Institutional subscriptions are dealt with on the Society's behalf by the publisher of the Journal, Taylor and Francis - see here for pricing. 

4. Subscribe to the YAS Record Series or Wakefield Court Rolls Series

It is also possible to subscribe to two series of YAHS special publications, the Record Series and Wakefield Court Rolls. Annual subscriptions are essential to support the continued production of new volumes  -  see Publications page for more details.  

You can join right away using the online form below:


Alternatively, if you would prefer, write to YAHS, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW, or send us an email, and we'll send you a paper form to complete.

Whatever you choose, please consider setting up a Standing Order at your bank.

Thank you!

Existing Members:  you can renew your subscription via this link or by using the Membership Renewal button at the top of this web page.  The  "Sign In " button immediately below this text is not yet operational.