- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2011 22:15
Membership in the Ewing Family Association is open to all persons with the surname of Ewing or who are descended from anyone with that surname; to anyone who is, or has been, the spouse of such a person; and to anyone who otherwise supports the Association's purposes.
Levels, Dues and Benefits
Gift: individuals gifted by others
Library: organizations offering access to genealogical resources
Trial: half-year memberships convertible to Regular Memberships
Dues: The calendar-year dues are $25 for Regular Memberships or Gift Memberships, $20 for Library Memberships and $10 for Trial Memberships. Payment must be in US Dollars. (Sorry, credit card payments are currently not acceptable. We're working on making it possible.)
Journal: Membership in the Ewing Family Association includes a subscription to its Journal, a quarterly publication providing material of interest to people having a Ewing heritage or an interest in the Association's activities. Members may elect to receive electronic (PDF) versions of the Journal rather than printed versions; electronic versions are delivered more quickly and are in color.
Individuals/Libraries considering membership should consult the online copies of Past Issues of the Journal, noting that online copies are available only for very early volumes, currently up through Volume Six which was published in 2000. A better sense of what the Journal offers can be gained by requesting a complimentary copy of the latest issue from the Journal Editor, William Ewing Riddle (Riddle at WmERiddle dot com).
Membership List: Members of the Ewing Family Association may, once per calendar year, obtain a copy of the current Membership List at no charge by sending a request to the Membership Coordinator, Jill Ewing Spitler (JEwingSpit at aol dot com). The Association Membership List is provided only for personal use. [*]
Queries: Questions about membership (terms, benefits, etc.) should be directed to the Membership Coordinators, Jill Ewing Spitler (JEwingSpit at aol dot com) or Karen Avery (BKAvery2 at comcast dot net).
The Regular Membership Form may be completed online and submitted electronically. [**]
Individuals may join at any time during a calendar year. Those who join prior to the end of July will be considered members for the current calendar year and will receive all of the issues of the Journal for the current calendar year. Those who join after the end of July but before the end of October will be considered as members for the following calendar year and will, as a courtesy, receive a copy of the current year's November issue of the Journal. Those who join after the end of October will be considered as members for the following calendar year but not receive any issues of the current year's Journal.
Library Memberships are available at $20 per calendar year. Members may sponsor Libraries Memberships by submitting a Regular Membership Form identifying the libraries. The Regular Membership Form may be completed online and submitted electronically. [**]
Libraries may directly join and will receive all issues of the Journal for the calendar year in which they join. If they join after the end of October, they will be considered as members for the following year but receive all issues of the Journal. To join, they should complete a Regular Membership Form indicating - at the top of the form - the information for a contact person.
Members may provide Trial Memberships to their family, friends and colleagues. The intent is to provide a way to familiarize others with the Association and its activities. Trial Members receive two consecutive issues of the Journal and are then invited to become Regular Members. Trial Members who decide to become Regular Members will receive all issues of the Journal for the calendar year(s) in which they were Trial Members. Trial Memberships may be arranged by sending a Trial Membership Form to the Ewing Family Treasurer.
Members of the Ewing Family Association may provide Gift Memberships to family, friends and colleagues. Gift Memberships may be arranged by sending a Gift Membership Form to the Ewing Family Treasurer.
Renewal Reminders are sent in mid-October and should be returned, with payment, by the end of the year. Members not renewing by the beginning of March in the next calendar year will be considered "delinquent" and dropped from the roll of active members. If delinquent members later pay their dues, they will be reinstated and receive copies of the Journal issues published during the calendar year in which they become reinstated.
Renewal Reminders will identify the member's Gift Memberships and any Library Memberships they are sponsoring. The recipients of Gift Memberships and sponsored Library Memberships will not be sent Renewal Reminders; it is up to the gifting/sponsoring Regular Member to renew these memberships.
The Association welcomes additional contributions to help support its activities and projects. Unrestricted contributions are preferred, but you may restrict your donation to be used for specific activities, for example to pay for Y-DNA testing of those who cannot pay the test fee themselves.
Contributions should be sent to the Ewing Family Treasurer accompanied by a cover letter indicating any restrictions on the use of the contribution. Please note that contributions to the Association are not (currently) tax-deductible.
* The Membership List is provided to help members identify and contact others in support of their genealogical research. The Membership List may not be used for commercial purposes. This is not, however, intended to prohibit use of the list for educational or non-profit activities, where "non-profit" means that, typically, expenses exceed income. Queries and questions about the proper use of the Membership List should be sent to the Membership Coordinator, Jill Ewing Spitler (JEwingSpit at aol dot com).
** Alternatively, you can view a PDF version of the Regular Membership Form, save it to your computer, print it, fill it out and send the completed form to us as indicated on the form. You can directly download the printable version to your computer by right-clicking here and selecting 'Save Target As ...'.