About Us

The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Association of Family History Societies of Wales.

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.

We help by:

offering advice to members researching their family history;
circulating details of help wanted by members in our journal the Record;
providing access to the Society's library;
keeping members' interests indexes (click here for a list of names members have been, or are currently researching);
publishing local records of family history interest;
transcribing and recording new material for members' benefit such as:
memorial inscriptions from parish churchyards and chapels;
parish and chapel registers - baptisms, marriages and burials;
and census returns.

Please note that in addition to having published virtually all Montgomeryshire memorial inscriptions and parish registers, the society has for some time had a manorial documents project underway, the resulting information from which is available from no other source. This now extends to well over 100,000 records.

In addition, members have:
free issue of our journal the Record which appears twice a year (besides members' interests, this contains articles, transcripts and a host of other information of benefit to people with interests in Montgomeryshire and its borders);
a series of talks on topics relating to Montgomeryshire genealogy (these are normally held in Newtown on Saturdays from September to November and from February to April - please see the Programme page);
A Summer Outing, occasional meetings in other towns and villages in the county and regular outings to transcribe memorial inscriptions in the summer months;

For the 2019 membership year, the subscription rates are:
£10 per year individual membership;
£11 per year family membership (two members at the same address in the UK);
£18 per year European membership (outside the United Kingdom but inside the European Union or EFTA);
£20 per year overseas membership (outside the United Kingdom, European Union and EFTA).

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society, you can download an application form and post it to the membership officer, together with your subscription.  Please click on the "Applications and Renewals" page link.

European and Overseas membership subscriptions may be paid via our pages on the Genfair website, where you can join and renew online.  Please see the "Links" page for a link to Genfair.  Society publications may also be ordered and paid for online via Genfair.


The Society maintains research resources in Newtown Library. These consist of pedigrees and information supplied by members over the years.  They are held in the storeroom and are available to be viewed by members on request without charge.  Anybody wishing to enquire about the current holdings or to view items in the Society's collection should contact our Librarian Phillip Evans (see Officers of the Society page), if posible at least two weeks before the intended date of the visit.