This section lists county associations from Anglesey to Berkshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
c/o Mr Gwyndaf Williams
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/Angelsey and Bangor.
Approximately 800 books are accessible to members in their Library, which include:
A full list of books 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. Books marked with asterisks (*) cannot be borrowed.
A biannual newsletter is published by the Society in April and November
Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:
PO Box 214
Meeting Room (Monthly Meetings):
Mark Rutherford School
Bedfordshire Family History Society was formed in 1977 and helps people who wish to research their genealogy and have connections with Bedfordshire.
A map showing parishes in Bedfordshire is accessible on the site. A database of names of strays, which is those people from Bedfordshire found in records in other places, is also accessible.
Many interesting items of local interest are available, which incorporate photographs of Bedfordshire Churches and Villages and War Memorials.
Many publications are available for sale, which include:
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
Reading Central Library
Berkshire Family History Society was founded in 1975 and has approximately 2000 members worldwide.
Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, primarily within the pre-1974 Royal County of Berkshire, and to promote the transcription, indexing and preservation of documents and other relevant information.
The building in which they operate is fully accessible, having a lift and disabled toilets. Disabled parking is available at the front of the library, but parking is limited to 4 hours.
If you are travelling to their Centre by train, Reading station is approximately 10 minutes walk. Taxis are available at the Station, and buses also stop nearby.
If you are travelling by car, and do not wish to drive into the centre of Reading, a Park and Ride service is available at Mereoak (RG7 1PB)(south of Junction 11 of the M4), Madejski Stadium (RG2 0PL)(South of M4 Junction 11 if travelling from the West) and Winnersh Triangle (RG41 5RD)(Just off the A329 - use this service if using Junction 10 of the M4 or coming from the East).
If you wish to drive to their Centre, and do not mind driving into Reading, no parking is available at the Library, but seven car parks are available in Reading. The nearest of these is Queens Road Car Park (RG1 4AR, 700 Spaces). Other car parks in the vicinity are accessible in Kings Road and Abbey Street, but you can only stay for two hours.
Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:
Publications available for sale also include: