How to join

Subscriptions
The annual subscription for individual members is £20 per year for those with a UK mailing address, and £25 per year (or £100 for five years) for those with a mailing address outside the UK.

Associate membership is available to societies, clubs, libraries, companies, etc. The annual subscription, wherever the mailing address, is £25 (or £100 for five years).

Members resident in the UK should pay their first year’s subscription by cheque or bank transfer, and must pay by bank Standing Order thereafter.

Members resident overseas should pay by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.  Your payment must be in Sterling;  we regret that we cannot accept other currencies. If you do not already have a PayPal account you will need to register on www.paypal.com.  You will need to add 5% to your payment – making it £26.50 or £105 – to cover the fee that we pay to PayPal.  You should make your payment to treasurer@bacsa.org.uk.  If paying by bank transfer or PayPal please include your initial(s) and surname as your reference so that we can readily identify the payment as yours.  And please email membership@bacsa.org.uk to confirm that your payment is on the way.

Annual subscriptions are due on 1st January each year.  The annual subscription of members joining after 31st August will not expire until the end of the following year, so please complete your Standing Order accordingly.

Gift Aid
Members who pay UK income tax and/or capital gains tax can help us, without cost to themselves, by completing and signing a Gift Aid declaration (which remains in force for any further subscriptions or donations until cancelled in writing by the member).

Click the links below for our Application forms which must be downloaded and completed by hand.

Membership and Standing Order form

Gift Aid form

 To help us identify your payment on our bank statements please provide a reference, consisting ideally of your initials and surname.  Please send your completed forms, together with your first payment of £20 or £25 or £100, to:

Bacsa Honorary Membership Secretary,
42 Rectory Lane,
King’s Langley,
WD4 8EY

If you have any queries please contact him:
email: membershipatbacsa.org.uk (replacing the “at” with @)
telephone: +44 (0)1923 267 458

Can you help?

Please explore this site, and if you feel you would like to support our work by becoming a member go to the membership page.

Bacsa also needs members willing to act as Area Representatives, that is people willing to act as a link between local people in their area seeking grants and the Bacsa Executive Committee.  The Area Rep is the channel of communication between the grant recipients and the Executive Committee.  Areas can be large or small depending on how much the Are Rep feels able to take on.

Or if you do not want a long term commitment please consider making a one off donation.

 

Imperial India: Find your Ancestors

This is the title of a 14 day tour, 17th-30th October 2018, led by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE (editor of our Journal Chowkidar).  It will trace the history of the British Raj from its last capital Delhi to its original captal Calcutta, including visits to Meerut, Lucknow, Cawnpore, Serampore and Chandernagore.

The tour is organised by Indus Experiences a long established tour company based in Harrow, and is limited to 18 people, so an early decision to go may be advisable.

To book or for further information on the tour please contact the company:
tel: 0208 901 7320
email: yasin@indusexperiences.co.uk.

The company donates £25 for each person joining the tour.

For further information on tours the company can offer see its website: https://www.indusexperiences.co.uk

 

Can we help you?

Many European graves in India have been destroyed, but many remain.  If you have an ancestor who died in Indi,a BACSA can try to locate their grave for you.