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The Pomeroy Family Association

The PFA was set up in 1997 by Tony Pomeroy of Dorchester, Dorset, and run by him until his unexpected death in 2002. A committee of members, including the PFA's overseas representatives, provides broad oversight into the PFA's activities. We run periodic online surveys of members to help guide the development of our services and content, the last in 2007.

The PFA's main aims are to:
  • research, publish & distribute the findings of our reconstruction project to all PFA members & name bearers
  • develop the effectiveness of our surname-based DNA project to verify our documentary research
  • organise events from time to time to bring family members together from across the world
  • communicate regularly with members and researchers to support the PFA and the research project
  • maintain a register of research under the methodology of the Guild of One-Name Studies

Benefits Of Membership

The principal benefit of membership is that members receive an annually updated report of the status of our combined documentary & DNA research project. The most recent 'Annual Report' in 2011 ran to 100 pages and contained profiles of all 55 English-origin trees with living descendants. A copy of the most recent edition is sent to all new members on joining.

Memberships run annually and cost in the range of £10, depending on the currency chosen. Over the past half decade we've maintained around 200 members, with less than 10% turnover each year. Virtually all PFA income is used to support the research project, including purchases of database subscriptions and certificates as well as subsidising key DNA tests.

Fuller details about the benefits of joining the PFA and instructions how to do so are available in a PDF file on this page . For more information, please email us.