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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society (Cymdeithas Achyddol Maldwyn)
Tregynon, Newtown SY16 3PL UK
Telephone: 01686 627916
Website: Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
- The Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society was founded to provide a forum for people with family history interests in the historical county of Montgomeryshire and its borders. Its main aim is to help members trace their Montgomeryshire family histories. It also helps members with family connections in Shropshire, Cardiganshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and Radnorshire.
Powys Family History Society
Brecon, Powys UK
United Reform Church Schoolroom
New Church Street
Newtown, Powys SY16 1RB UK
Llanddewi Ystradenny Village Hall
Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6SE UK
- The Society's mission is to enable to all those interested in family and local history of Powys, the ability to research, publicise, and publish information relating to the families and communities in the geographical areas of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. The society aims to encourage the study of family history and the transcription and preservation of records and information which would otherwise be lost.
Radnorshire Societies[edit | edit source]
Byton, Combe, Kinsham, and Stapleton Local History Group
Arkwright Hall Kinsham
Presteigne, Powys LD8 2HN UK
Telephone: 01544 267961
Penybont & District Local History Group
3 Ithon Terrace
Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UA UK
Telephone: 01597 851830
Website: Penybont & District Local History Group
- We are an evolving group seeking to research, record and celebrate the history of our area. We welcome those with personal recollections or historical expertise as well as those who simply wish to learn more about any aspect of the ancient or recent history of this locality and its people.
- The Radnorshire Society is concerned with the old Welsh county of Radnorshire founded in 1930. It organises an annual programme of public lectures and excursions. It maintains an important local history archive and library and publishes its own 'Transactions', incorporating new research and archive material. There is a Field Section which co-ordinates separate talks, research and field trips.