Membership FAQs


Gypsy Lore Society Membership

Frequently Asked Questions About Gypsy Lore Society Membership

What are the differences among the classes of membership?

All members receive the same privileges. Through the categories of sustaining, supporting and contributing membership, members may make additional donations to the Gypsy Lore Society.

What are the privileges and duties of membership?

Members receive Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society).

Members receive the Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society.

Members receive discounts on books published by the Gypsy Lore Society.

Members may receive discounts on Annual Meeting fees.

Members vote for the Board of Directors of the Gypsy Lore Society.

Members are eligible to access the Members Only pages.

Members are eligible to access back issues of Romani Studies from 2000 on.

Members are eligible to access the index of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society/Romani Studies.

Members support the purposes of the Gypsy Lore Society.

Who may become a member?

Anyone with an interest in the cultures of the various groups known as Gypsies or Travelers and who supports the purposes of the Gypsy Lore Society is welcome to join.

When will my membership begin?

All memberships begin on January 1, of any year. You may join at any time. When you join you will receive the issues of Romani Studies and the Newsletter that have already appeared that year and subsequent issues as they are published.

When will my membership be due for renewal?

Memberships are due for renewal every January 1.

How do I access online services?

Your Gypsy Lore Society membership offers you access to a number of online services. Here is how you can access those services.

 Members Only

 On Members Only current members of the Gypsy Lore Society can view

  • Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society back issues
  • Indexes to the Newsletter, volumes 1 through 25
  • Membership Directory
  • Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors contact information

Now you may also

  • Add your directory information directly on the web.
  • Report changes in address, telephone numbers, or e-mail directly on this site.
  • Renew your membership directly on the web.

Get to Members Only from the link on the public web site, www.gypsyloresociety.org, or directly at https://sites.google.com/site/gypsyloresocietymembersonly/.

 You will receive an invitation to access the Members Only portion of the Gypsy Lore Society web site when you join the Gypsy Lore Society or renew your membership. Access is for the calendar year. A new invitation will be sent each year when you renew your membership.

 You must have a Google Account to access Members Only. Creating a Google Account is easy and free. Sign in to Members Only using your e-mail address.

 Hint: If you use several e-mail addresses, please register only one address for Gypsy Lore Society correspondence and site access. That will be of great help to the volunteer administrators.

Gypsy Lore Society Facebook Group Forum

Open to current members of the Gypsy Lore Society. The group aims at facilitating the exchange between the members who are on Facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/gypsyloresociety/

 Journal Index

Join the Gypsy Lore Society Zotero group to access an index to the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society and Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society).

The index was created by the Special Collections section of the University of Liverpool Library and by Dr. Carmen Hendershott, archivist of the Gypsy Lore Society. While some subject cataloguing is still incomplete, it is hoped that the index will be useful to researchers.

Zotero is a free citation management software plug in for Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

It enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources. It is easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and it is free!  Zotero allows you to attach pdfs, notes, images and screenshots to your citations, to organize them into collections for different projects, and to create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice. There is also a standalone version of Zotero.

The University of Illinois Library offers a good guide for downloading and using Zotero. Download Zotero and find more documentation at the official Zotero web site, www.zotero.org.

After downloading Zotero, go to the Gypsy Lore Society group and click on "join group."  After you have joined the group, the index should appear under "group libraries" when you open the Zotero pane at the bottom of your screen.

 You may also get to the Gypsy Lore Society Zotero group from Members Only.

 Back Issues of Romani Studies

 Current members of the Gypsy Lore Society may consult back issues of Romani Studies published from 2000 on.

 When you join the Gypsy Lore Society or renew your membership you will receive a token (password) and instructions. A new token will be sent each year when you renew your membership.

Romani Studies Alerts

It is now much simpler to sign up to receive Romani Studies table of contents alerts. Follow the link below and enter your e-mail address. Each time a new issue of Romani Studies is published you will be notified of its contents. 

Receive regular Table of Contents alerts here: https://liverpool.metapress.com/content/122070/toc-alert