This section lists county associations from Flintshire to Gloucestershire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
2 Friars Close
Community Enterprise Centre
The association was founded in 1980 and encourages the study of genealogy in North East Wales.
The old counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire and parts of Merionethshire were merged together in 1974 and re-named Clwyd. On 31st March 1996, Clwyd was abolished as an administrative county and four new unitary authorities were formed. These were Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham County Borough and Conwy County Borough.
The Society's Research Centre is situated in Cefn Mawr. The building is fully accessible, and has disabled toilets. Hot drinks can be made in the small kitchen, and food can be consumed in the members' room. Light snacks and sandwiches can be purchased in the Community Cafe, situated next door.
If travelling by car, you should take the A483 exit to the south of Ruabon, and then follow the road to Rhosymedre, turning off to Cefn Mawr. Parking is available at the centre.
If travelling by train, you should take the train to Ruabon, which is served by trains travelling from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury or Chester, and from Cardiff Central to Holyhead.
You should take Arriva Buses 2 or 2A from Wrexham to Oswestry or 2C from Wrexham to Cefn Mawr to reach the Centre. The Vale of Llangollen Bus 2V from Wrexham to Cefn Mawr also stops near the Centre, as does GHA Coaches Service 2V from Wrexham to Glyn Ceiriog. All buses serve Ruabon railway station.
Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:
On payment of a fee, the Society can perform look-ups in their 1881 Census Indexes for the former county of Clwyd, Parish Register Transcriptions and Monumental Inscriptions.
A list of churches in the area is also available on their site.
Mrs Jane Jones
c/o Glamorgan Family History Society
44 Hendrecafn Road
The Society was established in 1974, aiming to provide a forum for anyone researching their family history and genealogy, even if you do not live in Glamorgan or have any connections to the county.
Members help each other with their research queries, exchange information and enjoy the lectures presented by the Society. They also help to transcribe documents and records relating to Glamorgan, these being available to members worldwide.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.
The Aberkenfig Research Centre, the Society's Office, was opened in 2002 and is located near Junction 36 of the M4 and is in the centre of the old county of Glamorgan. Many resources can be utilised in the Centre, which incorporate:
Many other books are also available in the Centre.
You can purchase copies of some items for personal use.
Some computers are available, providing access to FindmyPast. Computers must be booked in advance of your visit and is limited to a maximum of 2 hours per visit. If you require help with your research, you can book time with a volunteer, but this is also limited to 2 hours. The Society makes a charge to people utilising the resources at the Centre.
If travelling by car, you should turn of the M4 at Junction 36 following the signs to Maesteg and Services. When you reach the roundabout, you should follow B4281, then turning right into Brigend Road. Turn right into Pandy Road, following the road past the Police Station, then taking a right turn into Heol Persondy. When opposite the school, turn right into a narrow lane which leads to the Centre. Parking is available at the Centre. The postcode if you wish to use a Sat Nav is CF32 9RF.
Buses 32 or 36 from Bridgend to Maesteg go past the Centre. You should exit the bus opposite Starr Carpets.
Trains run from Bridgend to Sarn. You should turn right from the station, head past the Church, then turn left into Heol Persondy.
Bristol and Avon FHS:
4 Banwell Close
The Society was formed in 1975, and wants to help promote and encourage the public study of genealogy and any other associated interests. The area covered by the Society includes Bristol and Bath, and running in the North from Thornbury to Hawkesbury.
The association also covers Marshfield and Bathford to Hinton Charterhouse, heading west to Radstock and across the Mendips to Uphill. A list of parishes covered by the Society is on their website.
The Society has a Research Room, situated in Bristol in the Create Centre. It is located in Bristol Archives, 'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Free access to FindmyPast and Ancestry is available through the Society's computers.
If using public transport, any bus going via Hotwells/Merchant Road serves the Centre. If travelling via the Park and Ride service, buses heading between Long Ashton and the Portway also serve the Centre.
Bus services 505 from Southmead Hospital to Bower Ashton via Horfield, Clifton, Queens Road, Hotwells Service, and 506 service from Southmead Hospital linking Broadmead with Temple Meads, serve the Centre.
You can also use the Bristol Ferry service, which you can catch outside Temple Meads Station and leave at the Nova Scotia pub. The pub is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Centre.
Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:
Books sold by the Society include:
Address (General Enquiries):
Gloucestershire Family History Society
The Society helps people who are conducting research into their ancestors and have a connection with the county.
The association holds monthly meetings in Gloucester, Stroud, Cirencester and the Forest of Dean. They also have a Centre in Gloucester which is based in the grounds of Gloucestershire Archives. Parking is available at the Centre. The building is fully accessible.
You should book in advance of your visit to book a computer or microfiche reader and to check the resources you wish to consult are available.
12 computers are available in the Archive, offering access to the following resources relating to Gloucestershire:
Local history books and reference books are also available.
Many publications are available for sale, which include: