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.
A list of churches in the area is available on their site.
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.
The building is fully accessible, and has disabled toilets.
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.
Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:
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.