Family History Societies -
Montgomeryshire to Norfolk

This section lists county associations from Montgomeryshire to Norfolk, providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.


Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society:


Mrs Monica Woosnam
c/o Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
24 Dysart Terrace
Canal Road
SY16 2JL


Founded in 1994, the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society aims to help people who are researching their genealogy, specifically in the area of Montgomeryshire, but also those who have connections with:

  • Cardiganshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Merionethshire
  • Radnorshire
  • Shropshire

They offer this advice by offering access to their library, by transcribing census returns, memorial inscriptions and parish registers, and by publishing material with a specific interest for those researching their family history.

Many resources are accessible in their library, which is situated at 2 Shortbridge Street, Newtown, SY16 2LW.  The library is freely accessible to members, but the society does make a charge to non-members.  Those  who  would like to visit the library must book at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Society President Graham Lloyd.

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • 1546 General and Especial Musters of Montgomeryshire
  • Census CDs 1841, 1891 and 1901
  • Genealogical Bibliography
  • Hearth Tax of Montgomeryshire 1664-5
  • Hearth Tax of Montgomeryshire 1664-5
  • John Rhydderch Pedigree Book (2013)
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Montgomeryshire Book of Remembrance
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • War Diary of James G. Jones 

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


Powys FHS:-

This association is listed under Radnorshire


Mid Norfolk FHS:


Miss Sue Vickerage
c/o Mid Norfolk Family History Society
104 Norwich Road
NR20 3AR

Address (Meetings):

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
NR19 2EP



Founded in September 1994, the association aims to assist people who are researching their ancestors by recording and collecting genealogical information from within a 10 mile radius of Dereham.

A list of parishes is also available, which details parishes covered by the association.

Local group members are welcome to borrow from the association's vast library of reference books and other publications.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Bradenham Book of Remembrance
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Dereham Spitfire Fund
  • Gallantry Awards in World War 1 to Men of Dereham and District
  • History of Mattishall United Reformed Church: includes transcriptions of births from 1772, marriages from 1882 and deaths from 1780
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

The Society is in the process of creating a burial index covering the parishes surrounding Dereham for the period 1813-1837, and currently has approximately 146000 entries.  For payment of a fee, the Society can search this index on your behalf.


Norfolk FHS:


Norfolk Family History Society
Kirby Hall
70 St Giles Street
NR2 1L



The Society was established in 1968 as Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society.  They aim to encourage transcription and indexing projects to give wider access to genealogical resources. The group currently has approximately 4000 members, which include people from Papua New Guinea, Australia, USA and Canada.

Many resources are available in their Library, located at 70 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LS, which include:

  • Census Returns
  • Directories
  • Family Pedigrees - Ancestral or Family Lines
  • Family Trees
  • Genealogy Books
  • Magazines
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Periodicals
  • Reference Books
  • Village Information
  • Wills

Manorial records held by the society include:

  • Court Book
  • Court Rolls
  • Minute  Books covering Tenancy Agreements, Admissions, Surrenders, Releases, Deeds, Conveyances, Indentures, Sale Agreements

Some computers are also accessible, providing access to Ancestry and FindmyPast.  Databases of Parish Register Transcriptions and Memorial Inscriptions are also accessible on the computers.

Many publications are sold by the Society, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Cringleford Families 1850-1950
  • History Books
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Marriage Licence Indexes
  • Nonconformist Register Indexes
  • Norfolk Pedigrees
  • Norwich City Officers 1453-1835 (Index)
  • Local History Books
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Will Indexes

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.  If you choose to become a society  member, you can register 12 surnames you are researching within Norfolk,  Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Essex.

A Notice Board is also accessible on their site, where members are able to ask for help with their family history research. 


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