Anglesey Family History Society

Gwynedd FHS:


Gwynedd FHS
c/o Mr Gwyndaf Williams
1 Tan-y-Cae
LL55 1YA

(Research Room):

Canolfan Yr Aelwyd
Stryd yr Eglwys (Church Street)



Gwynedd FHS helps people who are searching for their Gwynedd ancestry.

They were established in 1980, their aims being to promote interest in genealogy and to make available transcriptions of parish registers and census returns. 

A list of parishes in Anglesey, Caernarfon and Meirionnydd is available on their site.

Many branches are operated by the Society, which include those in Arfon, Dwyfor, Meirionnydd, Conwy, Ynys Mon/Anglesey and Bangor.

Approximately 800 books are accessible to members in their Library, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Calendar of Wynn Papers 1515-1690
  • Census Indexes
  • Genealogical Research Directory
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Justices of the Peace in Wales and Monmouthshire 1541-1689
  • Local History Books
  • Marriage Indexes
  • National Genealogical Directory 1981, 1984
  • Reference Books
  • Ships and Seamen of Anglesey 1558-1918
  • Ships' Deserters 1852-1900

A full list of books held by the Society is available on their site.  Two books can be borrowed by Society members at any one time, and can be kept for up to three months, the cost of the postage and packing being paid by the borrower.  Books marked with asterisks (*) cannot be borrowed, and books marked with C are only kept for research purposes.  An application form is accessible on their site.

A biannual newsletter titled 'Gwreiddiau Gwynedd Roots' is published by the Society in April and November.  Members can submit articles to be published in Welsh or English.  If the article is written in Welsh, a synopsis in English is added.  Research interests of society members is also included in the journal.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes (Mynegai Bedyddiadau)
  • Burial Indexes (Mynegai Claddedigaethau)
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes (Mynegai Cyfrifiad)
  • Marriage Indexes (Mynegai Priodasau)
  • Parish Register Transcriptions (Cofrestri Plwyf)

Some publications also relate to Central Caernarfonshire, Eastern Caernarfonshire, West Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire (Meirionnydd) and Old Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych gynt).


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