Worthington Family History Society

Worthington Family History Society


The Worthington Family History Society has many members from all walks of life and from all over the world. If you are undertaking research into a Worthington Family, we encourage you to join our Society where you may be able to establish other historical and family links.

Members enjoy a number of benefits:

Register of Worthington References
Access to all eleven volumes of the Register of Worthington References , which have been researched and compiled from primary sources over the past 17 years, covering the late 16th, 17th, and early 18th Centuries. The Register was one of the main sources used in the preparation of our book Worthington Families of the Seventeenth Century, Volume 1 of which was published in July 2020. Volume 2 is currently in preparation and pedigrees for this volume will be published initially on the website. Online copies of all volumes of the Register and Volume 2 pedigrees, as they become available, are accessible to fully paid up members of the Society and can be viewed in the members’ area.

Social Gatherings
Interaction socially with members of the Worthington Family History Society who reside in Australia, France, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom at an annual event.

Travel and exploration of geographic locations historically connected to members of the wider Worthington Family, e.g. Annapolis, Leesburg and Chilicothe, USA; London, Dover, Wilmslow, Manchester and Cambridge, England; Sydney, Australia.

The opportunity to actively become a part of the Worthington Family History Society by participating in various activities within the organization; and/or contributing to projects in other ways, e.g. financially.

Networking with Worthingtons worldwide who are present day members of the Society. Subject to the Society’s Privacy Policy, other members’ contact details may be accessed in the members’ section on the web site.

Access to a comprehensive source of information already researched and compiled for current projects from primary sources and published in a Register of References. Potential access to research, by other members, who have agreed to share their information.

Discounted prices for books published by the Society.

The Worthington Family History Society gratefully acknowledges the eight original sponsors when the 17th Century Project was formed in 2005, namely Philip M Worthington, Janet Worthington, Stuart Worthington, Sidney Worthington, Judith Worthington, Lloyd Worthington, Patricia Ward and Donald Worthington. The Society is also grateful to its members, past and present who have supported the work of the Society in researching the Worthington families of the 17th Century.

The Society welcomes benefactors and financial sponsorship from its members and third parties for contributions to support research work and the subsequent publication of those findings. Those members who are interested in this should contact the Secretary of the Society.

All those who have supported the Society, through sponsorship of its work, will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication relating to that work


You can read  our Privacy Policy here.

How to join

Membership of the Worthington Family History Society is open to anyone with an interest in the Worthington family surname. You can join by either filling in an online application form or  by downloading and completing the Membership Application as a PDF or Word file which can then be sent to:

Membership Secretary
Suzanne M Worthington,
2704 Diericx Drive,
Mountain View,
CA 94040, USA
email: membership.wfhs@gmail.com

Membership Application (PDF)
Membership Application (Word)

The annual subscription rate for membership in the Worthington Family History Society is US$42 or £32 or A$55 or NZ$60 based on the year 1 April to 31 March. This amount is prorated based on the month of joining

UK members can make payment to Paul Lawrence, Treasurer UK LPaulVLawrence@aol.com or by direct deposit to the WFHS UK bank account – details can be obtained from Paul.

USA members can make payment direct to Lawrence Rickards, Treasurer USA ldr1650@yahoo.com or by direct deposit to the WFHS USA bank account – details can be obtained from Lawrence.

Australia and NZ members should make payment in £sterling through Paul Lawrence, Treasurer UK, LPaulVLawrence@aol.com or by making a £sterling direct deposit to the WFHS UK bank account – details can be obtained from Paul.