Family History Societies -
Breconshire to Buckinghamshire

This section lists county associations from Breconshire to Buckinghamshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.


Powys FHS:

This society is listed under Radnorshire.

Ystradgynlais FHS:


Ystradgynlais FHS
c/o Ystradgynlais Library
Temperance Lane




The local newspaper covering 1898-1971 has been transferred on to microfilm by the Society, this being available in Ystradgynlais Library.  You are advised to book the machine because there is high demand for the films.

A newsletter is available on their website, along with a short history of the parish of Ystradgynlais.

Many publications and other items are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages, Deaths and Funeral Notices from Llais Newspaper
  • Census Indexes
  • Coasters (9cm x 9cm)
  • Fridge Magnets (Large 9.5cm x 6.5cm - picture 9cm x 6cm)
  • Fridge Magnets (Small 5cm x 7.5cm - picture 4.5cm x 7cm)
  • In Memorium CD compiled from Family Notices published in the Llais Newspaper 1922-1971
  • Keyrings - double sided
  • Land Tax Assessment Records 1754, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1765 and 1771
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Ystradgynlais Now and Then: old Photographs on DVD

Memorial Inscriptions are also available for sale, which include:

  • St Cynog's Church
  • Gorof Cemetery, Ystradgynlais
  • Nantyffin Chapel, Penycae
  • Carmel Chapel, Abercrave
  • Yorath Chapel, Cwmgiedd
  • Tynycoed Chapel, Penycae

On payment of a fee, the Society can perform look-ups in the following resources:

  • 1841-1911 Census Indexes
  • Llais Newspaper Extracts - Approximate date required
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • St Cynog Parish Registers - Baptisms 1712-1969, Marriages 1712-1951, Burials 1712-1957
  • Tithe Maps and Apportionments

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



Buckinghamshire FHS:


PO Box 403

HP21 7GU



The Society was founded in 1976 and now has over 1500 members who help each other with their research, mainly within the county.

A forum is also on their site, but access is restricted to members only.

The Society has different branches, which include:

Northern Branch

Meeting Location:

Methodist Church Hall

Central Branch

Meeting Location:

Turnfurlong Junior School
Turnfurlong Lane
HP21 7PL

For payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to conduct searches in the following indexes:

  • 1851 Census of Buckinghamshire
  • Burial Index 
  • Marriage Index 1538-1837
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Strays

For a full list of parishes and years covered by these indexes, please visit their site.

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • 1641 Poll Tax Waddesdon and Cottesloe
  • 1831 Muster Lists
  • 1851 Census Index
  • Aylesbury Calendar of Prisoners
  • Aylesbury Eelections 1802/1804
  • Bucks Apprentices Indexes
  • Bucks Assizes
  • Electoral Registers
  • Local History Publications
  • Parish Registers
  • Police Records 1791-1868
  • Poor Law Index
  • School Records


Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society:


Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society
c/o Varneys
Rudds Lane
HP17 8JP



Founded in 1992, Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society aims to help members with their research into their ancestry. They can help you with your research whether or not you live in the county.

A list of parishes in Buckinghamshire, along with the dates covered by the registers is accessible on their site.  This also includes the dates covered by the International Genealogical Index (IGI) and the Society's own indexes in each case.

Many resources are available in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Gibson Guides
  • Journals of other Societies
  • McLaughlin Guides
  • Parish Register Transcripts

A full list of resources held by the Society is only given to new Society members.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • BGS Member's Interests Directories 1992-1997 (2 volumes) - surnames being researched by members
  • Bledlow Charity Books
  • Bledlow Charity School Accounts 1826-1831
  • Buckinghamshire Gazetteers
  • Bucks Ancestor 1992-1994
  • Bucks Convicts 1789-1860: Convicts transported to Australia
  • Census Indexes
  • Gibson Guides
  • History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham
  • History and Antiquities of the Town, Hundred and Deanery of Buckingham
  • History of Newport Pagnell
  • Insurance Directories 1715-1730, 1775-1784
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcripts

Settlement Papers are also available for sale, covering the following areas:

  • Buckingham
  • Chalfont St Peter
  • Iver
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Quainton
  • Stoke Poges
  • Stony Stratford

Maps are also sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Aylesbury Map 1809
  • Chesham Town Tithe Map 1843
  • Godfrey Maps
  • Map of Bucks Parishes
  • Whaddon Village Map 1801

A database of surnames currently being researched by members of the Society is also accessible.


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