The Worthington Family History Society is a world wide society researching and publishing information on the lives and genealogies of Worthingtons throughout history.


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 primary records titled Register of Worthington References (with subtitle and volume) which have been gathered during the research process for the forthcoming publication on the history of the Worthington Families in the 17th Century. Ten such Registers, all indexed, covering the period 1500 – 1730 have been compiled so far and an eleventh is in preparation. Copies of these Registers are available to members who have paid five years of subscription to the Society or made an equivalent donation.

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 written about Worthington families.

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. Members of the Society can currently sponsor the 17th Century Project by purchasing the Registers of Worthington References, and by becoming publication sponsors for the book on the Worthington Families of the 17th Century. 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

Membership Application (PDF)
Membership Application (Word)

The annual subscription rate for membership in the Worthington Family History Society is US$40 or £32 or A$60 or NZ$65 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 or by direct deposit to the WFHS UK bank account – details can be obtained from Paul.

USA members can make payment direct to Tom Gross, Deputy Treasurer or by direct deposit to the WFHS USA bank account – details can be obtained from Tom.

Australia and NZ members can make payment to Jan Worthington, by direct deposit to either an Australian or New Zealand bank account – details can be obtained from Jan. Alternatively contact Paul Lawrence for making a £ sterling direct deposit to the WFHS UK bank account.