This section lists county associations from Cardiganshire to Cheshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Miss Menna H Evans
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.
Many books held by the Society can be consulted in Ceredigion Archives. A list of these books is available on their site.
The Society publishes a journal in March, June and November.
Many publications and other items are sold by the Society, which incorporate:
Old Ordnance Survey Maps are sold by the Society, which include:
Town plans are also available, which include:
Mr Colin Potter
c/o Dyfed FHS
25 Milton Meadows
Dyfed FHS 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.
Branches of the Society operate in the following places:
The Stable Room
Contact: Mrs Alma Stanford (Telephone 01239 831310)
Contact: Mr Eric Davies (Telephone 01554 891241)
Prendergast Church Hall
Contact: Mrs Cate Hobbs (Telephone 01646 650250)
Contact: Mrs Linda Martin (Telephone 01267 267039)
Upper Towy Valley
The Dolaubran Complex
Some indexes are accessible on their site, which include:
Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members of the society is also accessible.
(Mobberley Research Centre):
FHSC Research Centre
(Crewe Family History Unit):
Crewe Town Library
Prince Albert Street
Please use the FHSC Contacts page of their website to find out the principal officers of the association and how to contact them.
The association was founded in 1969 and its aim is to encourage and advance the study of genealogy, specifically for the county, but it also helps people who live locally whose ancestors came into the county from elsewhere.
Many branches are operated by the Society, which include:
Wesley Place Methodist Church Hall
Free parking is available in the Civic Centre car park.
The Bebington Suite
Bebington Civic Centre
A selection of books and CD's can be loaned to members at the meetings.
United Reformed Church Hall
77 Robin's Lane
The Bramhall branch of the Society was established in May 1999 and now has approximately 200 members.
All Saints Church Hall
2 Vicarage Road
A Help Desk is operated at meetings, and members can talk to other members about their research.
Hartford Methodist Church Hall
68 Beach Road
The Computer Group is a forum where those family historians using computers can meet to exchange ideas and keep up to date with the latest family tree software.
Crewe Lifestyle Centre
A short history of Crewe is accessible on the site.
Salvation Army Church
Some resources are sold by the branch, which include:
Nantwich Methodist Church Centre
Parking is available in The Gullet or Morrison's Car Park.
Hartford Methodist Church Hall
68 Beach Road
A short history of Runcorn is accessible.
Trinity Methodist Church
You are advised to park in the local streets because the church car park can become congested.
The metropolitan borough of Tameside was created from:
A 'Family Tree Detectives' session is run by the branch at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Library.
Little Budworth Village Hall
Claremount Road Methodist Church
The group covers the areas of:
A help desk is run by the branch.
The Mobberley Research Centre is operated by the Society, which is situated in:
Many resources are accessible, which include:
The Society does make a charge to people using the Centre, but free parking is available in Ilford Way, which is adjacent to the building. Unfortunately they are situated on the first floor and the building does not have a lift.
Many items are also available in Crewe Family History Unit, which include:
A lift is available in the building.
Car parks are available in the area.
Access to this facility is free, but donations are welcome. Payment is required if you wish to take photocopies of any resources you consult, but some documents cannot be photocopied because of copyright law.
Tea and coffee making facilities are available.
You are required to sign in and out at the building's main reception, specifying that you are visiting the Family History Unit. They are located on the second floor.