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Benefits of Membership

Why you should join Glamorgan Family History Society

Expert local knowledge and experience:

  • Some of our members have been researching family history in Glamorgan since the early 1970s.
  • Their knowledge and experience is available to members via a range of sources.
  • We have transcribed and indexed the majority of the parish and chapel registers as well as memorial inscriptions for Glamorgan.
  • Members have access to our online collection of Glamorgan resources including our 'master' indexes of our transcriptions commencing with our burial indexes.  Glamorgan FHS Indexes
  • Approximately 1500 different publications are available to purchase including parish and chapel registers, school, military and poor law records.  Our Publications
  • Our Resources Centre and Library at Aberkenfig contains all our Society records and publications plus local history material for Glamorgan and neighbouring counties.  Aberkenfig Resource Centre
  • An index is available to the family trees deposited at our resource centre by many of our members.

Are you a beginner or do you have a brick wall? Help is available

  • At our seven branches who meet monthly at: Bridgend, Cardiff, Sully, Aberdare, Pontypridd, Merthyr Tydfil & Swansea.  Branch Meetings
  • Our resource centre at Aberkenfig is open on the second and fourth Wednesday 10-2 where volunteers are available to help on a one to one basis. 
  • Throughout the year experienced volunteers are available at workshops and events in Glamorgan and further afield
  • Useful guidance and advice is published in our quarterly journal issued in March, June, September and December.  Journal Index
  • Members can send in queries for publication as 'Letters to the Editor' or 'Help Wanted'.
  • Members can access back copies of our journal online.  Journal Archive
  • A team of volunteers at Aberkenfig and in branches can undertake Free Look Ups for members in our Society records.  Research & Look Up Services
  • Members can send in their surname Interests for publishing in the journal and on the website.  Members' Interests 

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