Flintshire Family History Society

Clwyd Family History Society

The Society was established 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.

Information about Flintshire Family History Society


Clwyd FHS
Joy Thomas
2 Friars Close
LL12 7RA

Resource Centre:

Resource Centre
Community Enterprise Centre
Well Street
Cefn Mawr
LL14 3AL



A list of churches in the area is available on their site.

Society Research Centre

The Society's Research Centre is situated in Cefn Mawr.  

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.

Research Centre Disabled Access

The building is fully accessible, and has disabled toilets.  

Research Centre Refreshment Facilities

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. 

Society Publications

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • 1841 Census - Wrexham Town
  • Blackwell Index - Denbighshire Nonconformist Registers
  • Burial Register Indexes
  • Clockmakers of Llanrwst: Pre-Industrial clock making in a Welsh market town
  • Cocking Index - Flintshire Nonconformist Registers
  • Heart of a Dragon: The VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments 1854-1902
  • Heroic Circumstances: An account of the Sacrifices of the Men and Women of Ruthin and District During the Great War 1914-1918
  • History of the Parish of Marchwiel
  • Index to Welsh Wills Proved at Chester
  • Marriage Strays
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • North Wales Directories 1818-1936
  • Notitiae of St Asaph Diocese (Census of Denbighshire Parishes c 1680)
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Place-Names of Dee and Alun
  • Ruabon - List of Voters 1841

Research Service

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.


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