Latest news

NEW - Cenus now available online!

November 17th, 2020

NEW online content added for members

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

September 7th, 2020

The Hairst issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available, it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.112 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Keeping in touch during unusual times

A very warm welcome to our website.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Members Area of the website. Follow the link at the top right of this page if you are already a member and view what online. 

If you would like to become a member, visit the Membership tab and follow the link to online membership where you will see a range of membership rates to suit you.

This new facility is a great way for us to continue contact with you all during these times of no travel. I know lots of members were due to come and visit us this past summer. Our offices are still closed but we are working from home and our research secretary, Jasmine, is still busy with queries. I would like to thank her along with all our Trustees for coping with the extra work that has come our way.

Get in touch with any of us and we will try and help you with your research.

Susan Cooper.


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