Electronic Membership Forms







Click the icons below to download the desired membership form. The forms are in PDF format and it is suggested using Adobe Acrobat DC or greater.


New Membership
Application

(rev. 04/2018)




Dual Membership
Application

(rev. 06/2018)




Transfer Membership
Application

(rev. 03/2005)




Membership
Reinstatement Request

(rev. 03/2005)




Youth
Registration

(rev. 01/2009)




Death Report
(rev. 01/2018)




State Membership Summary Report for 2019
(rev. 10/2019)




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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 or - in some cases - digitally signed for final submission, and mailed as delineated in the instructions that follow. Please review each form carefully before submission 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 form 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 form is for those who are already members of The National Huguenot Society who wish to extend their membership to additional state societies.

The Transfer Membership Application 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 Reinstatement Request 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.

The State Membership Summary Report form is for state society treasurers to report the numbers of members in their state by category of membership and to determine the amount of annual dues that should be submitted to the national society.

Using the Forms

All current browsers limit or disable in some way the function of interactive forms. As a result, trying to complete PDF fillable forms in your internet browser window can result in errors and unpredictable results. Best practice is to download the form directly from the internet to your computer and then complete the form locally. The desired form can be downloaded by clicking on a link to the left and then choosing to save the file to a location on your PC. The file will be saved to the default location configured in your browser settings. You may then close your browser window, browse to the location where the file was saved, double click on the file to open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and then complete the form by typing in the required information on your computer. Most forms will require you to print the completed form to hardcopy and submit it by mail according to the instructions provided on the form.

When you open a form on your local computer the cursor will be positioned at the first field 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

It is highly recommended Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat DC be used to complete the membership forms and to save/retrieve entered data. 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.or by going directly to Adobe Systems.

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat will maintain compatability with previous versions that may have been installed, and is available for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7; as well as for MacOS Intel versions 10.8 - 10.14 and 10.7 - 10.7.5. Adobe no longer supports native versions of Acrobat Reader for MacOS PowerPC, or for the Linux, AIX, and Solaris operating systems. However, you may find equivalent software available for these operating systems from the vendor or from third parties.

For security reasons it is highly recommended that internet browser Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 64.0 and above, Opera version 63.0 and above, Google Chrome version 77.0 or above, or Safari version11.0 and above be used to download these forms.

Test Your Configuration

You may test your configuration of Adobe Acrobat by clicking here. You will be prompted to open or save a PDF form with the file name "demo.pdf". Choose to save the file on your local computer. Then browse to the location where that file was saved and double click it to open it. You may, optionally, first see an Acrobat introductory "splash screen," and then after a few seconds a message will appear in a new window informing you of the version of Acrobat installed, 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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