Welcome to the MGS website!
The Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society was founded in 1994 to provide a forum for people with family history interests in the historical county of Montgomeryshire and its borders. In 2017 it published its 400th booklet.
To find out more about our activities, simply have a browse round these pages.
Everybody is welcome to read the outward facing pages on this site, including Forum posts.
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On 30 November 2014 we held a "Beano" at Gregynog Hall near Welshpool to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Society’s foundation and the completion of the key phases of two major MGS projects to assist members in tracing their Montgomeryshire family histories - the Montgomeryshire Memorial Inscriptions and Parish Registers. The celebration lunch was held at Gregynog Hall and was introduced by Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, featured a harpist, and was rounded off with after-lunch talks by David Petley-Jones, Project Co-ordinator, and David Holman, Chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies.
Pictured: A Moment from the Beano.
On 28th June 2014 at Llanwddyn we published the memorial inscriptions for the parish church and chapels of Llanwddyn, thus completing the Society’s programme of publishing full transcripts of all the memorial inscriptions at every historical parish church and chapel in Montgomeryshire. The task was carried out by a dedicated team of volunteers over a period of many years. They meticulously transcribed gravestones, a large percentage of which are badly eroded or invisible to the naked eye having disappeared under ground as nature takes over. We now hold a full transcript of every known memorial in the county. The remaining sites to be checked and otherwise prepared for publication are a handful of modern cemeteries, e.g. the remaining volumes for the large municipal cemetery at Newtown which opened formally in 1884.
Pictured: Hold that Camera Straight! A typical scene of the team at work. Llanymynech 2005.
Our Old Site
R.I.P. montgensoc (1999-2014)!
Our old website (at http://home.freeuk.net/montgensoc) was mainly designed in the 1990s and served the society well for 15 years. This new site was originally set up on 24 July 2013 as a forum and has the capacity to offer a wider range of features. Migration of material on montgensoc is now (since 15 February 2014) complete.