Cymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Clwyd
Clwyd Family History Society
Clwyd FHS

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The Clwyd Family History Society was founded in 1980 to encourage the study of genealogy and family history in north-east Wales, and to provide a forum for people who are interested in these subjects to meet, and to help each other.

The county of Clwyd was created in 1974, by merging the ancient counties of Flintshire, most of Denbighshire, and the eastern part of Merionethshire.

Clwyd was abolished as an administrative county on 31st March 1996; and at the same time, four new unitary authorities came into being - these were named Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham County Borough, and Conwy County Borough. However, the boundaries of the "new" Flintshire and Denbighshire are quite different from those of the historic (pre-1974) counties of the same name. Today Clwyd exists only as a ceremonial county.

The Committee of the Clwyd Family History Society decided that the Society should continue to cover the area of north-east Wales which comprised the now defunct county of Clwyd - i.e. the historic counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire and part of Merionethshire.

In June 2004 the Clwyd Family History Society opened a Resource Centre for members at Cefn Mawr, in the south of the County Borough of Wrexham.

The journal of the Society, Hel Achau, is published four times a year.

The Society holds monthly meetings at various venues throughout north-east Wales. There is no charge for admission, and the meetings are open to both Society members and non-members.

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


Acting Chair: Ms Joy Thomas Chairman's email address
Vice-Chair: Mrs Jennifer Bland-Roberts Vice-chair's email address
Secretary: Ms Joy Thomas Secretary's email address
Membership Secretary: Mrs Joan Jones Membership Secretary's email address
Treasurer: Mr Keith Jones Treasurer's email address
Editor: Mr Peter Chadwick Editor's email address


• To encourage the study of genealogy and family history in north-east Wales, and to provide a forum for people who are interested in these subjects to meet, and to help each other.
•To produce a journal regularly.
• To provide an educational programme of lectures, visits and other activities connected with subjects of interest to the Society.
• To seek out, transcribe, index, and wherever possible, publish or make available material relevant to the interests of the Society.
• To provide guidance in family history research to those who have family connections in north-east Wales, but who now live elsewhere.


Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre,
Community Enterprise Centre,
Well Street,
Cefn Mawr,
LL14 3AL

Phone: 01978 814924


The membership year is from 1st September to 31st August.

The annual membership subscription covers any two members of the same family, permanently living at the same address. Members receive a copy of Hel Achau, the journal of the Society, four times a year.

Membership Subscription Rates
Inland* & Europe* - £18.00 per annum. (Hel Achau sent by surface mail)
Overseas* - £25.00 per annum. (Hel Achau sent by airmail)

Joining by post

If you would like to join the Society by post, please download an Application Form. Print out the Application Form, fill in your details, and send the form with your payment to the Membership Secretary, by post. If you have an e-mail address, please include it on the Application Form - it's much easier to communicate by e-mail! The Membership Secretary will file your e-mail address with your other particulars - it will not be disclosed to third parties without your permission.

Please note that, for postal applications, your payment must be in Pounds Sterling.

Payment by Standing Order

If you have a UK bank account, you may find it more convenient to pay your initial subscription, and subsequent annual renewals, by Standing Order. If you would like to pay by Standing Order, do not send the Application Form at this stage but please contact the Membership Secretary (at the email address above) for further information.

Payment by credit card

You can use your credit card to join the Society, or renew your membership, via the external link GENfair web-site.

Gift Subscription

There is a Gift Subscription available for all occasions for Membership of the Society at a cost of £18.00 Please contact Joan Jones, Membership Secretary (at the email address above) for further information.

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