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:
Benefits Of Membership
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.