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The Society holds monthly meetings at various venues throughout north-east Wales. Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday afternoon of the month, but there are no meetings in January and August.
There is no charge for admission, and the meetings are open to Society members and non-members. Light refreshments are usually provided after meetings, which gives members and visitors an excellent opportunity to chat with fellow researchers.

Please check the website for any changes to the programme, e.g. cancellation due to the weather.




10th Dec. 2022
at 2.0 pm

Who Was Jones (Revised Version)

With Alister Williams

Gresford Memorial Hall, High St. Gresford. LL12 8PS

Turn off the main road opposite the Plough Inn. Hall on left before pond.


All meetings start at 2pm unless otherwise stated

January 2023          

No Meeting

Saturday 11th February                           

Famous Welsh Americans, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Speaker: Dr. Stan Moore

St Margaret’s Community Hall

Garden Village


LL11 2SH

Saturday 11th March

Thomas Telford

Speaker: Graham Greasley

From Humble Beginnings to One Of Our Greatest Engineers

Chirk Methodist Church

Chapel Lane, Chirk.

LL14 5NF

Opposite Kronospan entrance.

Saturday 15th April

Please note that this is the third Saturday of the month

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: Author and Historian, Phil Carradice

Owain Glyndwr:

The Welsh Braveheart

Penyffordd War Memorial Institute

Junction of Penymynydd Road and Chester Road



Saturday 13th May

Brick Walls: Finding a Way Around Them

Speaker: David Guyton

Gresford Memorial Hall

High Street


LL12 8PS

Saturday 10th June

William Wilberforce

Speaker: Rev. Ken Lillie

Eirianfa Centre


LL16 3TS


Saturday 8th July

Summer Outing

Plas Newydd Hall,


LL20 8AW

A tour of the house and access to the grounds.  A maximum of 20 people. £6 per person with a 10% discount if over 15 people book. Payment required at the time of booking.  Please register your interest with the programme secretary by 24th June. Unfortunately, because of the design an age of the house, anyone with mobility issues may find that this visit would not be suitable for them.  From the Chirk side of Llangollen before the traffic lights on the A5, foloow the signs for the hall on Hill \street, then Bache Mill Road. No Parking on site, street parking only.



No Meeting

Saturday 9th Sept 2pm

Members' Interests

My Pathway to Family History

Hawksbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley. CH7 3HA

What inspired you to trace your family tree?  Was it a particular item such as a picture, a letter, a family bible?  You are invited to come along with the item or a picture of it and tell other members what sparked your interest. Each member will be allowed a maximum time of 10 minutes.  If you are interested, please time given to your talk.  The number of talks will depend on the length of each talk. contact the Programme Secretary by 26th August with an approximate time given to your talk. The number of talks will depend on the length of each talk.


Saturday 14th October

Thomas Telford

Speaker: Graham Greasley

From Humble Beginnings to one of our Greatest Engineers

Chirk Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Chirk. LL14 5NF