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Welsh societies and organizations may have valuable genealogical information. They can be set up to cover a region, a county, or a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects such as creating indexes or transcribing records. Some publish queries about Welsh ancestors or maintain lists of members’ research interests.
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[[Image:Aberystwyth Wales.jpg|right|200x180px|Wales]]
  
You may want to join one of these societies and support its efforts. This section discusses only Welsh and some English societies, but do not overlook societies in the country your ancestors may have emigrated to.
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Welsh societies and organizations may have valuable genealogical information. They can be set up to cover a region, a county, or a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects such as creating indexes or transcribing records. Some publish queries about Welsh ancestors or maintain lists of members’ research interests.  
  
See the "[[Wales Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section of this outline for more information about the journals and newsletters published by Welsh societies.
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You may want to join one of these societies and support its efforts. This section discusses only Welsh and some English societies, but do not overlook societies in the country your ancestors may have emigrated to.  
  
= Family History Societies =
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See [[Wales Periodicals]] for more information about the journals and newsletters published by Welsh societies.
  
Membership in family history societies is open to anyone. As a member you can receive the society’s journal and have access to the indexes it produces. In addition, most societies regularly produce a "directory of member interests." This useful tool can put you in touch with other people interested in tracing the same lines. Some members may be willing to do limited research for other members, particularly those who do not have access to records. Some Welsh societies will publish letters of inquiry in their journals, but they may expect the writer to join or pay a small fee.
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=== Family History Societies  ===
  
To join a society, write to the secretary of that society for an application. Return the application with the amount required to join. Most societies have reasonable membership fees. You can normally find the membership fees and the society’s address in the journal it produces. Many societies have Web sites which include information about becoming a member. You may locate Web sites for societies through the GENUKI website at:
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Membership in family history societies is open to anyone. As a member you can receive the society’s journal and have access to the indexes it produces. In addition, most societies regularly produce a "directory of member interests." This useful tool can put you in touch with other people interested in tracing the same lines. Some members may be willing to do limited research for other members, particularly those who do not have access to records. Some Welsh societies will publish letters of inquiry in their journals, but they may expect the writer to join or pay a small fee.
  
[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties]
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To join a society, write to the secretary of that society for an application. Return the application with the amount required to join. Most societies have reasonable membership fees. You can normally find the membership fees and the society’s address in the journal it produces. Many societies have Web sites which include information about becoming a member. You may locate Web sites for societies through the GENUKI website at:
  
From the above site:
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Societies GenUKI Family History Societies in Wales]
  
* Click [County of your choice]
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=== Association of Family History Societies of Wales  ===
* Click '''Societies'''
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=== Association of Family History Societies of Wales ===
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The Welsh family history societies formed the Association of Family History Societies of Wales in 1981. The function of this association is to encourage the study of Welsh family history and to publish helpful works for the Welsh genealogist. The association works with the Federation of Family History Societies mentioned below, in promoting genealogy and family history worldwide.
  
The Welsh family history societies formed the Association of Family History Societies of Wales in 1981. The function of this association is to encourage the study of Welsh family history and to publish helpful works for the Welsh genealogist. The association works with the Federation of Family History Societies mentioned below, in promoting genealogy and family history worldwide.
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Some Welsh societies are:
  
Some Welsh societies are:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlsgfhs/index.htm Gwent Family History Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlsglfhs/ Glamorgan Family History Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlspfhs/ Powys Family History Society]
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/index.shtml Clwyd Family History Society]
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*[http://www.gwyneddfhs.org/ Gwynedd Family History Society]
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*[http://www.dyfedfhs.org.uk/ Dyfed Family History Society]
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*[http://www.cgnfhs.org.uk/ Cardiganshire Family History Society]
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*[http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ The Federation of Family History Societies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlslbfhs/ London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies]
  
* Gwent Family History Society
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The Federation of Family History Societies serves as the coordinating body for the local family history societies. It supports and encourages genealogy and family history among its member societies. With its journal, Family History News and Digest (see [[Wales Periodicals]], the Federation helps keep individual societies informed of what others are doing. For information about this organization, write to:
* Glamorgan Family History Society
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* Powys Family History Society
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* Clwyd Family History Society
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* Gwynedd Family History Society
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* Dyfed Family History Society
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* Cardiganshire Family History Society
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* The Federation of Family History Societies
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The Federation of Family History Societies serves as the coordinating body for the local family history societies. It supports and encourages genealogy and family history among its member societies. With its journal, Family History News and Digest (see the "[[Wales Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section of this outline), the Federation helps keep individual societies informed of what others are doing. For information about this organization, write to:
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:Administrator<br>'''Federation of Family History Societies'''<br>c/o The Benson Room<br>Birmingham and Midland Institute<br>Margaret Street<br>Birmingham B3 3BS<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.ffhs.org.uk/
  
Administrator<br>'''Federation of Family History Societies'''<br>c/o The Benson Room<br>Birmingham and Midland Institute<br>Margaret Street<br>Birmingham B3 3BS<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.ffhs.org.uk/
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Information is also accessible through the GENUKI website at:  
  
Information is also accessible through the GENUKI website at:
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
  
[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ www.genuki.org.uk]
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=== Local History Societies  ===
  
= Local History Societies =
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There are many organized groups that study and publish journals on local history. The British Association for Local History is a coordinating organization for many local history groups. You may write for information about this association to:
  
There are many organized groups that study and publish journals on local history. The British Association for Local History is a coordinating organization for many local history groups. You may write for information about this association to:
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*'''British Association for Local History'''<br>Shopwyke Hall<br>Chichester, Sussex PO20 6BQ<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.balh.co.uk/lhn/issue.php
  
'''British Association for Local History'''<br>Shopwyke Hall<br>Chichester, Sussex PO20 6BQ<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.balh.co.uk/lhn/issue.php
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The following periodical contains scholarly articles on local history, book reviews, and notes:  
  
The following periodical contains scholarly articles on local history, book reviews, and notes:
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*''The Local Historian.'' London, England: National Council for Social Service, 1952–68. (Family History Library {{FHL|9287|title-id|disp=Book 942 B2ah; films 0973337–8}}.) This periodical was formerly called the Amateur Historian.
  
''The Local Historian.'' London, England: National Council for Social Service, 1952–68. (FHL 942 B2ah; films 0973337–8.) This periodical was formerly called the Amateur Historian.
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Addresses for local history societies in Wales are found in the following:
  
Addresses for local history societies in Wales are found in the following:
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*Henderson, S. P. A., and A .J. W. Henderson,eds.''Directory of British Associations &amp; Associations in Ireland''. 13th ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1996. (Family History Library {{FHL|942 E4hd|disp=book 942 E4hd}}.)
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*Pinhorn, Malcolm, ed. ''Historical, Archaeological and Kindred Societies in the United Kingdom: A List.'' Isle of Wight, England: Pinhorns, 1986. (Family History Library {{FHL|265369|title-id|disp=book 942 C4h}}; computer number 0370075.)
  
Henderson, S. P. A., and A .J. W. Henderson,eds.''Directory of British Associations &amp; Associations in Ireland''. 13th ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1996. (FHL book 942 E4hd.)
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=== One-Name Groups  ===
  
Pinhorn, Malcolm, ed. ''Historical, Archaeological and Kindred Societies in the United Kingdom: A List.'' Isle of Wight, England: Pinhorns, 1986. (FHL book 942 C4h; computer number 0370075.)
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Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:  
  
= One-Name Groups =
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*'''Guild of One-Name Studies'''<br>Box G<br>14 Charterhouse Buildings<br>Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.one-name.org/
  
Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:
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A published list of one-name studies is:  
  
'''Guild of One-Name Studies'''<br>Box G<br>14 Charterhouse Buildings<br>Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA<br>England <br>Internet: http://www.one-name.org/
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*''Register of One-Name Studies''1997. 13th ed. London, England: Guild of''One-Name Studies'', 1997. (Family History Library {{FHL|657422|title-id|disp=book 942 D24re}} 1997.)
  
A published list of one-name studies is:
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=== Other Societies  ===
  
''Register of One-Name Studies''1997. 13th ed. London, England: Guild of''One-Name Studies'', 1997. (FHL book 942 D24re 1997.)
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*Friends of the National Library of Wales
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*[http://www.capeli.org.uk/ '''Capel: The Chapels Heritage Society''']
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*[http://spruce.flint.umich.edu/~ellisjs/naaswch.html North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History] This association is dedicated to advancing Welsh studies. They hold a biennial conference in North America.
  
= Other Societies =
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=== Locating Records at the Family History Library  ===
  
Friends of the National Library of Wales
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Society publications are referenced in the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the society name. They are also listed in the Place Search under:
  
[http://www.capeli.org.uk/ '''Capel: The Chapels Heritage Society''']
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;WALES - SOCIETIES
  
=== Locating Records at the Family History Library ===
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;WALES, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
  
Society publications are referenced in the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the society name. They are also listed in the Place Search under:
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;WALES - GENEALOGY
  
WALES - SOCIETIES
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;WALES, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
  
WALES, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
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Copies of some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the record type. For example, cemetery transcripts done by a local family history society are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
WALES - GENEALOGY
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;WALES, [COUNTY], [PARISH] - CEMETERIES
  
WALES, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
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.<ref>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ''Research Outline: [[Wales]]'' (Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President, 2000), 61-63.</ref>
  
ENGLAND - SOCIETIES
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:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
  
ENGLAND - GENEALOGY
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=== External Links  ===
  
Copies of some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the record type. For example, cemetery transcripts done by a local family history society are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Wales.html GenUKI Wales]
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*[http://www.fhswales.info/ Wales FHS]
  
WALES, [COUNTY], [PARISH] - CEMETERIES
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== Sources  ==
  
=== Web Sites ===
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http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Wales.html
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{{Place|Wales}}
  
http://www.fhswales.info/
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http://www.walesindex.co.uk/pages/458.html
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Revision as of 20:29, 5 December 2012

Wales

Welsh societies and organizations may have valuable genealogical information. They can be set up to cover a region, a county, or a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects such as creating indexes or transcribing records. Some publish queries about Welsh ancestors or maintain lists of members’ research interests.

You may want to join one of these societies and support its efforts. This section discusses only Welsh and some English societies, but do not overlook societies in the country your ancestors may have emigrated to.

See Wales Periodicals for more information about the journals and newsletters published by Welsh societies.

Contents

Family History Societies

Membership in family history societies is open to anyone. As a member you can receive the society’s journal and have access to the indexes it produces. In addition, most societies regularly produce a "directory of member interests." This useful tool can put you in touch with other people interested in tracing the same lines. Some members may be willing to do limited research for other members, particularly those who do not have access to records. Some Welsh societies will publish letters of inquiry in their journals, but they may expect the writer to join or pay a small fee.

To join a society, write to the secretary of that society for an application. Return the application with the amount required to join. Most societies have reasonable membership fees. You can normally find the membership fees and the society’s address in the journal it produces. Many societies have Web sites which include information about becoming a member. You may locate Web sites for societies through the GENUKI website at:

Association of Family History Societies of Wales

The Welsh family history societies formed the Association of Family History Societies of Wales in 1981. The function of this association is to encourage the study of Welsh family history and to publish helpful works for the Welsh genealogist. The association works with the Federation of Family History Societies mentioned below, in promoting genealogy and family history worldwide.

Some Welsh societies are:

The Federation of Family History Societies serves as the coordinating body for the local family history societies. It supports and encourages genealogy and family history among its member societies. With its journal, Family History News and Digest (see Wales Periodicals, the Federation helps keep individual societies informed of what others are doing. For information about this organization, write to:

Administrator
Federation of Family History Societies
c/o The Benson Room
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street
Birmingham B3 3BS
England
Internet: http://www.ffhs.org.uk/

Information is also accessible through the GENUKI website at:

Local History Societies

There are many organized groups that study and publish journals on local history. The British Association for Local History is a coordinating organization for many local history groups. You may write for information about this association to:

The following periodical contains scholarly articles on local history, book reviews, and notes:

  • The Local Historian. London, England: National Council for Social Service, 1952–68. (Family History Library Book 942 B2ah; films 0973337–8.) This periodical was formerly called the Amateur Historian.

Addresses for local history societies in Wales are found in the following:

  • Henderson, S. P. A., and A .J. W. Henderson,eds.Directory of British Associations & Associations in Ireland. 13th ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1996. (Family History Library book 942 E4hd.)
  • Pinhorn, Malcolm, ed. Historical, Archaeological and Kindred Societies in the United Kingdom: A List. Isle of Wight, England: Pinhorns, 1986. (Family History Library book 942 C4h; computer number 0370075.)

One-Name Groups

Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:

  • Guild of One-Name Studies
    Box G
    14 Charterhouse Buildings
    Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA
    England
    Internet: http://www.one-name.org/

A published list of one-name studies is:

  • Register of One-Name Studies1997. 13th ed. London, England: Guild ofOne-Name Studies, 1997. (Family History Library book 942 D24re 1997.)

Other Societies

Locating Records at the Family History Library

Society publications are referenced in the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the society name. They are also listed in the Place Search under:

WALES - SOCIETIES
WALES, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
WALES - GENEALOGY
WALES, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY

Copies of some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the record type. For example, cemetery transcripts done by a local family history society are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

WALES, [COUNTY], [PARISH] - CEMETERIES

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NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.

External Links

Sources

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Research Outline: Wales (Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President, 2000), 61-63.