Glamorgan Family History Society was established in 1974, aiming to provide a forum for anyone researching their family history and genealogy, even if you do not live in Glamorgan or have any connections to the county.
Members help each other with their research queries, exchange information and enjoy the lectures presented by the Society. They also help to transcribe documents and records relating to Glamorgan, these being available to members worldwide.
The Aberkenfig Research Centre, the Society's Office, was opened in 2002 and is located near Junction 36 of the M4 and is in the centre of the old county of Glamorgan.
If travelling by car, you should turn of the M4 at Junction 36 following the signs to Maesteg and Services. When you reach the roundabout, you should follow B4281, then turning right into Brigend Road. Turn right into Pandy Road, following the road past the Police Station, then taking a right turn into Heol Persondy. When opposite the school, turn right into a narrow lane which leads to the Centre. Parking is available at the Centre. The postcode if you wish to use a Sat Nav is CF32 9RF.
Buses 32 or 36 from Bridgend to Maesteg go past the Centre. You should exit the bus opposite Starr Carpets.
Trains run from Bridgend to Sarn. You should turn right from the station, head past the Church, then turn left into Heol Persondy.
Many resources can be utilised in the Centre, which incorporate:
Many other books are also available in the Centre.
You can purchase copies of some items for personal use.
Some computers are available, providing access to FindmyPast. Computers must be booked in advance of your visit and is limited to a maximum of 2 hours per visit.
If you require help with your research, you can book time with a volunteer, but this is also limited to 2 hours.
The Society makes a charge to people utilising the resources at the Centre.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.