Family History Day at Rhondda Heritage Museum


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The Irish in Glamorgan


St David’s RC, Charles Street, Cardiff

Our March journal has the theme of ‘The Irish in Glamorgan’.  Articles, snippets, resources you have found useful should be sent to by the deadline of 20 January.

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December Journal Deadline – 20 October


2016 Journals 122 & 123 now also available online to fully paid up members.

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March Journal – Criminal Ancestors

Now available to fully paid up members – paper copy and online.

Don’t forget to renew your membership by 31st March.

Deadline for June journal – 20th April.


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Glamorgan FHS December 2015 Journal

Our December Journal is now available to fully paid up members on our website.

How to access the online journal:

  • register on the website and
  • include your membership number in your registration details.   Once you have registered you must also
  • validate the registration by clicking on the validation link that is sent to your email.
  • Once your registration has been checked you should be able to log in and view the journal.

Glamorgan FHS Journal 120 Front Cover

December 2015 Journal 120

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1939 Register – An Introduction

Saturday 28 November Myko Clelland of Find My Past will be explaining the 1939 Register launched on 2 November. The talk is free and takes place at 2 pm at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig, (off Heol Persondy), CF32 9PR. Free Tickets are available – Register on Eventbrite.

The Resource Centre will be open from 10.30 am for a Beginners’ session and Introduction to the Resource Centre. Please contact our Membership Secretary to book a place on the morning session:


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Cynefin Welsh Tithe Map Project – Training Workshop

Cynefin Tithe Map Project Training Workshop Tuesday 10 November at Glamorgan Archives – spaces limited so you will need to book!


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Thank You, Diolch!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped organise our Glamorgan Family History Society Annual Fair yesterday at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.

Also to our three speakers Diane Brook, Beryl Evans and Bill Cainan.

Plus the many stall holders who travelled from near and far to share their knowledge and expertise with our visitors.

Also a big thank to the staff of Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre for their help before and during the day!

Diolch yn fawr!!   Hope to see you all again next year!

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Local History Societies attending Glamorgan FHS Fair Saturday 10 October

Updated list of  Local History Societies attending Glamorgan Family History Society Fair 10-3.30 Saturday 10 October at Merthyr Tydil Leisure Centre!

  • Rhondda Historical Society
  • Penygraig Local History Society
  • Gelligaer Local History Society
  • Cynon Valley Local History Society
  • Gelligaer Historical Society
  • Trevithick Project
  • Merthy History Society
  • Dic Penderyn Society
  • Western Front Association
  • Llantrisant Local History Society
  • Llanishen Local History Society
  • Bridgend Local History Society
  • WW1 Rhondda Soldiers
  • WWII Rhondda Soldiers
  • Old Merthyr Tydfil
  • Merthyr Military History
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Archives, Museums and Libraries attending Glamorgan FHS Fair on Saturday 10 October

Here is an updated list of the Archives, Museums and Libraries attending our Fair at Merthyr Leisure Centre on Saturday 10 October:

  • Glamorgan Archives
  • West Glamorgan Archives
  • National Library of Wales
  • Peoples’ Collection Wales
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Cynfefin (Tithe Map) Project
  • Porthcawl Museum
  • Pontypridd Museum
  • Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh (Brecon)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) Libaries
  • Friends of Rhondda Heritage Museum
  • Cyfarthfa Castle (Merthyr) Museum
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