Cymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Clwyd
Clwyd Family History Society
Clwyd FHS

Family History Links


Historic counties of Wales

The Historic Counties of Wales

Record Offices, Archives, Libraries, etc. in Wales

National Library of Wales
Genealogical Sources at Aberystwyth.
Welsh Newspapers Online (at NLW)
2.5 million articles and 250,000 pages free online ... and growing
Denbighshire Archives
At the Old Gaol in Ruthin
Flintshire Record Office
At the Old Rectory in Hawarden
Wrexham County Borough Family History Portal
In the Guildhall, Wrexham.
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives
In Regent Street, Wrexham.

Family History Societies in Wales

Cardiganshire Family History Society
For researching Cardiganshire ancestors.
Dyfed Family History Society
For researching Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire ancestors.
Glamorgan Family History Society
For researching Glamorgan ancestors.
Gwent Family History Society
For researching Monmouthshire ancestors.
Gwynedd Family History Society
For researching Anglesey, Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire ancestors.
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
For researching Montgomeryshire ancestors.
Powys Family History Society
For researching Breconshire, Montgomeryshire & Radnorshire ancestors.
London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies
For those living in the London area and researching Welsh ancestors.
Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Promoting Family History research throughout Wales.

Neighbouring Family History Societies in England

Family History Society of Cheshire
For researching Cheshire ancestors.
Shropshire Family History Society
For researching Shropshire ancestors.


RootswebRootsWeb provide facilities to help you find information about your ancestors and connect you with people who have research interests similar to yours.

Particularly useful are the Mailing Lists and Message Boards.


• RootsWeb's Mailing Lists are email-based. You need to register with the specific list and then all messages posted to that list will be sent to you by email.

• RootsWeb's Message Boards are web-based. You can view messages on all public message boards but need to register once with Rootsweb to be able to post messages.

Several of these cover the historic counties of north-east Wales:

County Mailing List Message Board
Denbighshire Clwyd Denbighshire
Flintshire Clwyd Flintshire
Merionethshire (Edeirnion area) Clwyd Merionethshire
Merionethshire (whole county) Gwynedd Merionethshire


RootswebThe GenUKI web site provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information on every country and county in the United Kingdom and Ireland (and also the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).
The GENUKI site is organised on the basis of historic counties.


Family History information on historic Denbighshire
Family History information on historic Flintshire
Family History information on historic Merionethshire
General Family History information on Wales


BBC Wales Family History
Family History throughout Wales.
Powys Fadog (Vol 1)
The OpenLibrary's on-line version of the history of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the ancient nobility of Powys Fadog and the ancient lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, by J. Y. W Lloyd of Clochfaen (1881). See also Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6.
People's Collection Wales
The Collection contains photographs, sound recordings, documents, videos and stories about the history, heritage and people of Wales. The project is funded by the Welsh Government and developed in partnership with many national institutions, societies and individuals.
Wales Remembers
Commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I in Wales.
Annual Yorkshire Family History Fair
27th June 2015 at The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX.

Local Links

BBC Wales Local History
Local history of the north-east
Names from Clwyd
Jill Rose, one of our members, has been working on an index mainly based on the Society's parish register transcriptions.
The Fire on the Hill
The history of the township of Brymbo in Wrexham
The Wrexham Story
The history of Wrexham from the Wrexham Heritage Forum
Rhyl History Club
Local history of the Rhyl area
Threapwood History Group
Local history of the Threapwood area


North Wales Borderlands
If you are planning to visit north-east Wales to research your family history, you will find lots of helpful information here.

This page was last revised 17th August 2020
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