Caernarfonshire Societies

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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]

Aberconwy Historical Society (Cymdeithas Hanesyddol Aberconwy)
St John's Methodist Church
Rose Hill Street
Conwy LL32 8LD UK
Website: Aberconwy Historical Society

Aberconwy Historical Society was established 60 years ago to serve members with an interest in the local history of Conwy Town and Aberconwy District. The Society holds regular monthly lectures, and organizes outings and field trips of historical interest. The Borough of Aberconwy was formed from parts of the administrative counties of Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire.

Gwynedd Family History Society (Cymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Gwynedd)
Arfon Branch
Caernarfon Library
Pavilion Hill
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1AS UK
Telephone: 01286 830003
Quaker Meeting House
6 Dean St
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1UP UK
Conwy Branch
Capel Ebenezer
Abergele Rd
Old Colwyn
Colwyn Bay, Clwyd LL29 9PF UK
Dwyfor Branch
Capel Y Drindod
Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5HU UK
Telephone: 01758 612692
Meirionnydd Branch
Y Llyfrgell Rydd
Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1EY UK
Ynys Môn /Anglesey Branch
Smyrna Chapel
Glanhwfa Road
Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7ET UK

Canolfan Yr Aelwyd
Stryd yr Eglwys (Church Street)
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 ISW UK
Website: Gwynedd Family History Society

The Society was founded in 1980 to bring together the many people interested in Family History. It caters for those with Gwynedd ancestry and we would be happy to help anyone in need of assistance with their research. It covers the historical counties of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, and Merionethshire.

Llanelli Historical Society
Website: Llanelli Historical Society

The website gives a history of Llanelli from the time it started being an industrial force. Also given are details concerning the baptismal records of the town, a census index from 1881, registers of births, marriages and deaths, geology of 1902, and historical descriptions of the different industries in the town, including coal, steel, and tin.

Caernarvonshire Societies[edit | edit source]

Caernarvonshire Historical Society (Cymdeithas Hanesyddol Sir Gaernarfon)
Gwynedd Archives
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SH UK
Telephone: 01286 679088
Website: Caernarvonshire Historical Society

The Caernarvonshire Historical Society exists to promote research and interest in the history of the old county of Caernarfon in North West Wales, which includes the towns of Pwllheli, Porthmadog, Caernarfon, Bangor, Conwy and Llandudno. The Society publishes an annual volume of transactions, and supports a variety of bilingual activities.

Deganwy History Group (Grwp Hanes Deganwy)
Peniel Chapel
Ty Mawr Road and Peniel St.
Llandudno, Conwy LL31 9UD UK
Telephone: 01492 582012
Website: Deganwy History Group

Eifionydd History Society (Cymdeithas Hanes Eifionydd)
Capel Y Traeth Chapel (Capel Seion)
Penpaled Road
Criccieth, Caernarvonshire LL52 0HH UK
Telephone: 01758 750322
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Website: Eifionydd History Society

The Society was formed late in 1996 as the result of the wishes of a group of local history enthusiasts. They arrange talks and activities related to local history or archaeology.

Harlech Historical Society
Website: Harlech Historical Society

Harlech Historical Society - we celebrate the heritage of Harlech and Wales with talks and walks. Small town, big history. It is for those interested in the history of Harlech and Ardudwy.

Llandudno & Colwyn Bay History Society
Trinity Community Centre
Trinity Avenue
Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2TQ UK
Telephone: 01492 582185
Website: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay History Society

The Society has had another successful year with a full and diverse programme of lectures and visits ranging from a talk on Digital Archaeology to Votes for Women. This along with the other events demonstrates the rich diversity of topics the society covered during the year.

Llanfairfechan Historical Society (Cymdeithas Hanes Lla Nfairfechan)
Bryn Castell
Caefynnon Road
Llanfairfechan, Conwy LL32 8LF UK
Telephone: 01248 681274
Website: Llanfairfechan Historical Society

The Society's objectives are to advance the education of the general public by promoting the study of the local history and architecture of Llanfairfechan and the surrounding district in all its aspects.

Llyn Archaeology and History Society (Cymdeithas Archeoleg a Hanes Llŷn)
Telephone: 01248 352535
Website: Llyn Archaeology and History Society

We hope it will be a dynamic and innovative society with a focus on community archaeology and history and bottom up heritage management which will work closely with existing heritage bodies. More importantly and surprisingly rare for Wales, it will create a society which aims to promote the study of archaeology and history through the medium of Welsh, which we hope will lead to greater participation from those who wouldn't usually participate.