Montgomeryshire Family History Society

Founded in 1994, the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society (Cymdeithas Achyddol Maldwyn) aims to help people who are researching their genealogy, specifically in the area of Montgomeryshire, but also those who have connections with:

  • Cardiganshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Merionethshire
  • Radnorshire
  • Shropshire

They offer this advice by offering access to their library, by transcribing census returns, memorial inscriptions and parish registers, and by publishing material with a specific interest for those researching their family history.

Contact Information


Mrs Monica Woosnam
c/o Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
24 Dysart Terrace
Canal Road
SY16 2JL

Society Library Resources

Many resources are accessible in Newton Library, which is situated at Park Lane, Newtown, SY16 1EJ.  The library is freely accessible to members, but the society does make a charge to non-members.  

Library Booking

Those who would like to visit the library must book at least two weeks in advance.

Society Publications

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • A5 Binders for Record (holds 20 editions)
  • 1546 General and Especial Musters of Montgomeryshire (2012)
  • Census CDs 1841, 1891 and 1901
  • Genealogical Bibliography (2013)
  • Hearth Tax of Montgomeryshire 1664-5 (2008)
  • Hearth Tax of Montgomeryshire 1664-5 Index (2008)
  • Index to Record: Vols, 1-50 (3rd edition: 2014)
  • John Rhydderch Pedigree Book (2013)
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Montgomeryshire Book of Remembrance (2007)
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • War Diary of James G. Jones (1998)

Members' Interests

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