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Association Family History Societies of Wales



Volunteers needed at the following events:

Family Tree Live, Alexandra Palace, London - 17/18 April 2020

The Genealogy Show, NEC, Birmingham - 26/27 June 2020

Please contact:  Menna Evans   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alphabetical list of Societies whose e-journals are available in our Members Only Area.  

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Alberta Family History Society - Chinook Monthly Newsletter

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies - the Genealogist

Bedfordshire FHS Journal

British Columbia Genealogist  

Family History Society of Cheshire - Cheshire Ancestor

Doncaster FHS - The Doncaster Ancestor 

Dorset FHS

Hillingdon FHS

Manchester & Lancs FHS - Manchester Genealogist

Powys FHS - Y Cronicl

Richmond Tweed FHS - The Cedar Log

Society of Australian Genealogists - Descent

South Australia Genealogical Society - Descent

Suffolk FHS - Suffolk Roots

Genealogical Society of Victoria - Ancestor

Wales NZ E-Newsletter

Waltham Forest FHS - Roots in the Forest

Weston Super Mare FHS - Buckets and Spades


The June 2019 journal has now been uploaded to the Members Only Area.  NB Letter from the Exexcutive Committee asking for members responses to the situation that we now face whereby the future of the Society is in doubt due to a lack of volunteers in essential Society roles.   It also contains our Annual Accounts for the year ending 31 August 2018.

Journal 135 is now available to fully paid up members in our Journal Archive (Members Only Area).  You will need to log in to view:

Journal 135 

The Centre Insert contains Standing Order and Gift Aid forms as well as information about our Ask the Experts sessions at our October Fair.  

There has been a good response to this Journal’s theme request, for stories about immigration into Glamorgan, so many thanks to all contributors.  We have items about the melting pot of Merthyr Tydfil in the 19th century by Carolyn Jacob, Maura Bennett gives her family’s story from Holland, and there is an early and tragic death in Barrie Jones’ family, and by contrast  some heartening evacuees’ stories in the Garw Valley.  There are accounts of murder and suspicious death, and some searching for lost and mysterious relatives, and even some Bible stories!

Nick Davey asks about Hiring Fairs, Richard Ollerton writes of Bethany Chapel, St Mary St, Cardiff and its records, and Rhian Diggins tells of the flourishing society of the Scots in Cardiff.

All this plus the usual Book Reviews and Help Wanted columns, so all in all, a good read, reflecting the vast range of interesting people and events that we all have within the Society.

Please keep those interests alive and tell us more!! December’s issue is an open one, all topics welcomed, and if you have any ideas for future themes, or thoughts about any of the subjects depicted, then do not hesitate to get in touch.

Have a good ‘Indian’ summer, if we are lucky enough to get one in September.

The deadline for the December Journal is 20 October.   

Please send your articles, snippets of information etc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the cut off date.  



We now have VACANCIES for three vital Society positions following our Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 2 March at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig.

  • Chairman
  • Vice-Chairman
  • Secretary.

Our Treasurer has also indicated that he will be resigning at the end of the next financial year 31 August 2020 and so we need someone to take over from him, preferably from 31 August 2019.

For further information please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Society Officers, Executiive Committee & Branch Trustees.