Cardiganshire Family History Society

Cardiganshire FHS was founded in 1995 and encourages the study of genealogy of those connected with the county. 

Their aims are to assist people just starting out with their genealogical research, and to administer to the needs of people researching their ancestry in Cardiganshire whether they live in Wales, the UK, or overseas.

Contact Information for Cardiganshire Family History Society

Address (Secretary):

Miss Menna H Evans
Cardiganshire Family History Society (Cymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Ceredigion)
Ffodd Ddewi
SY23 1EU


Many books held by the Society can be consulted in Ceredigion Archives.  A list of these books is available on their site.

Society Newsletter

The Society publishes a journal in March, June and November.

Society Publications

Many publications and other items are sold by the Society, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of Cardiganshire FHS Journals
  • Burial Indexes
  • Cardiganshire Places and People: Screensaver
  • Families and Farms in Cardiganshire
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Return of Owners of Land 1873 for Wales, excluding Monmouthshire

Old Ordnance Survey Maps are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Aberaeron and Llangrannon
  • Cardigan and District
  • Lampeter, Tregaron and District
  • Mid-Cardiganshire
  • North Cards and Aberystwyth

Town plans are also available, which include:

  • Aberaeron
  • Aberystwyth
  • Lampeter
  • Newquay


Dyfed Family History Society

Dyfed Family History Society was established in 1982 to help people interested in genealogy and heraldry, with a specific interest in the counties of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion), Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Contact Information for Dyfed Family History Society


Mr Colin Potter
c/o Dyfed FHS
25 Milton Meadows
SA70 8PL


Branches of the Society operate in the following places:


Meeting Location:

The Stable Room
Cardigan Castle
Green Street
SA43 1JA

Contact: Mrs Alma Stanford (Telephone 01239 831310)


Meeting Location:

Bethania Chapel
Priory Street

Contact: Mr Eric Davies (Telephone 01554 891241)


Meeting Location:

Prendergast Church Hall

Contact: Mrs Cate Hobbs (Telephone 01646 650250)


Meeting Location:

Llanelli Library
Vaughan Street
SA15 3AS

Contact: Mrs Linda Martin (Telephone 01267 267039)

Upper Towy Valley

Meeting Location:

The Dolaubran Complex
Brecon Road

Some indexes are accessible on their site, which include:

  • Dyfed Hundred Boundaries 1813/1837
  • George Family Internments Survey
  • Oxford Alumni 1715-1886 (Dyfed Students)
  • Pembroke People Index (5000 names included in the book by Richard Rose)
  • Pembrokeshire Muster Books 1613 (Index)
  • Pigot's Directory 1830: entries relating to Dyfed
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, California Memorial Inscriptions (Many people from Wales, including Dyfed)

Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Alderman in Carmarthen 1618-1837
  • Burgesses and Mayors Carmarthen 1631-1843
  • Carmarthen Land Tax 1796
  • Census Indexes and Transcripts
  • Dyfed Apprentices in Bristol
  • Dyfed Marriages 1813-1837
  • Heol Awst Membership Index, Carmarthen 1841-1851
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Marriages (pre 1813)
  • Notices of Marriage, Carmarthen 1851-1859 (including civil)
  • Parish Register Indexes
  • Pembrokeshire Hearths Index
  • Rev. Griffiths Diary Index
  • Sardis Chapel, Trimsaran, CMN, Report Extracts 1903-2001
  • Strays
  • Vaccination Records

A list of surnames currently being researched by members of the society is also accessible.


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