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Welcome to The Metcalfe Society

Do you have an interest in the Metcalfe, Metcalf, Medcalfe, Medcalf, Midcalfe, Midcalf (or any other variant) amongst your ancestors?


“If you have a family link in Yorkshire, somewhere in your past there will be a Metcalfe.” ... so the saying goes!


Founded in 1980, The Metcalfe Society today stands in the forefront of the world of genealogy as one of the largest and most respected one-name study groups, with over 2,000 members past and present, home and overseas. 


The Metcalfe Society supports the interest in the family history of the Metcalfe name & all spelling variants and acts as the principal link between branches in the home country and those settled worldwide. So whether you are interested in the name, its origin and history, or need some help with your own Metcalfe family history, why not join what is probably the world’s largest one-name family history society.


As a UK Registered Charity 1000879, The Metcalfe Society currently holds over 103,000 individual Metcalfe 'ancestors' on the constantly expanding Computer Index. The 800 year history of the name is fully researched and published, and society membership offers a free genealogical research service, member access to search records online, and an award-winning journal, with lots more.


Here at The Metcalfe Society, you’ll find the relatives and ancestors you never knew you had!


Find out more about the value of membership to you and how to join.



Metcalfe - The History of the Clan

The Metcalfe Name

So what’s in a name? ... about 800 years when it comes to the Metcalfes. ‘Metcalfe-History of the Clan’ brings one of Yorkshire’s best known families to life.

The Metcalfe Muster

The Mecca Muster 2015

The 35th Annual Mecca Muster & AGM is on Saturday 3 October 2015 at the Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn. Enjoy a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales & find out more!

Join The Metcalfe Society

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Standing at the forefront of the genealogy world as one of the largest & most respected one-name study groups, find out how we can help you.

Federation of Family History Societies Member Guild of One Name Studies Member Based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Best Website 2009 Award, Federation of Family History Societies 2009 Elizabeth Simpson Award - Commended, Federation of Family History Societies

Established in 1980. UK Registered Charity No. 1000879.
Post: The Metcalfe Society, Chesney Villa, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4DS, UK
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