Electronic Membership Forms







Click the icons below to download the desired membership form. The forms are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat version 9.0 or greater.


New Membership
Application Form

(rev. 09/2009)




Dual Membership
Application Form

(rev. 03/2012)




Transfer Membership
Application Form

(rev. 03/2005)




Membership
Reinstatement Request

(rev. 03/2005)




Youth
Registration Form

(rev. 01/2009)




Death Report
(rev. 11/2014)




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General Overview

Membership forms for The National Huguenot Society can now be completed electronically on your computer, printed to hardcopy paper for final submission, and mailed as delineated in the instructions that follow. Please review each form carefully before mailing to insure any required fees or other documents are included with the form when mailed.

At the bottom of each form icon to the left is a revision date. Please insure you use the latest form by either downloading the form desired from the list to the left, or by insuring the revision date of any paper form you may have to the latest revision date provided on this page.

The new member application package is for those who are not yet members of The National Huguenot Society. It is to be used for regular member applications as well as junior member applications. Junior membership is available for those who are otherwise qualified for regular membership but are less than 16 years of age.

The dual membership application is for those who are already members of The National Huguenot Society who wish to extend their membership to additional state societies.

The membership transfer form is for those who are already members of The National Huguenot Society who wish to transfer their existing membership in one state society to another. A copy of the original approved membership application must be included with the request.

The membership reinstatment form is for those whose membership in The National Huguenot Society has been terminated, and who wish to apply for reinstatement. A copy of the original approved membership application must be included with the request.

The youth registration form is to be used for members of a state society to register an immediate family member who is under the age of 16 years. Youth registration does not confer membership in The National Huguenot Society, but does register the youth as a descendant of a qualified Huguenot ancestor. A certificate suitable for framing, which will include the name of the sponsorís Huguenot ancestor, will be provided for the youth. Full details for completing and submitting the youth registration form are included on page 2 of the form.

The death report form can be used by either state/chapter societies or families r to report the death of a member. After completing the form it can be printed and mailed, or alternatively saved and attached to an email for submission. The mailing and email address are provided at the bottom of the form.

Using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, the form can be completed electronically on your computer, printed, and mailed for processing.

Using the Forms

The desired form can be downloaded from the link to the left and saved locally on your computer. Double clicking on the link to the left, or opening the file downloaded to your local computer in Adobe Acrobat will allow you to complete the application by typing in the required information on your computer and then printing the completed form for mailing. A link is also provided to assist you in downloading and installing the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, should you require it.

When the form is loaded, the cursor will be positioned at the first line in the form. Type in the information requested, and use the "TAB" key to move to the next field on the form. Using "SHIFT-TAB" will move the cursor to the previous form field.

The "Clear" action button at the top of the form will remove all information that has been typed into the form and present a blank form. The "Print" action button at the top of the form provides an easy way to print a completed document. Note that several of these form require printing on legal size paper.

The new membership application form provides a method to save data entered into the form so that the entire application does not need to be completed in one sitting. Entered data may be saved from one session to the next by choosing the "File ---> Save As" option from the menu bar and then choosing the file name and folder in which to save the data.

The new membership application is the only form which allows saving entries when using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The other forms do not provide a facility for saving data when using Adobe Acrobat Reader, and must be completed and printed in one session.

System Requirements

Adobe Acrobat version 7.0 or greater is required to complete the membership application form and to save/retrieve entered data. Either the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software or the full distribution of Adobe Acrobat can be used for this purpose, but whichever one is used must be at least version 7.0. Both products are available from Adobe Systems.

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, and can be obtained for your specific operating system by following the link at the left. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat will maintain compatability with previous versions that you may have been installed previously. The required version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for the Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP SP2 and greater / Windows 2000 SP2 and greater / Windows NT SP6 operating systems, as well as for MAC OS PowerPC version 10.2.8 and greater, Mac OS Intel version 10.4.4 and greater, and Linux, Solaris, and AIX.

Acrobat Reader must also be configured to view PDF files in your browser window. This is a standard configuration for Acrobat Reader, and is done automatically during installation unless overridden. It is highly recommended that internet browser Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 3.1 and above, Opera version 9,6 and above, or Safari version 4.0.3 and above be used with these forms.

Test Your Configuration

You may test your configuration of Adobe Acrobat by clicking here. You may, optionally, first see the Acrobat introductory "splash screen," and then after a few seconds a message will appear in a new browser window informing you of the version of Acrobat being run, and indicating whether or not it meets the minimum required version. After clicking "OK" to that message a simple Adobe PDF form should appear which displays your current system date and current system time. You should be able to clear the data in the form or update the date and time information by clicking on the appropriate button in the document.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is configured correctly if you see the correct date and time information and can perform these two button functions.

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