Family History Societies -
Breconshire to Buckinghamshire

This section lists county associations from Breconshire to Buckinghamshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.


Powys FHS:

This society is listed under Radnorshire.

Ystradgynlais FHS:


Ystradgynlais FHS
c/o Ystradgynlais Library
Temperance Lane




The local newspaper covering 1898-1971 has been transferred on to microfilm by the Society, this being available in Ystradgynlais Library.  You are advised to book the machine because there is high demand for the films.

A newsletter is also available on their website, along with a short history of the parish of Ystradgynlais.

Many publications and other items are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages, Deaths and Funeral Notices from Llais Newspaper
  • Census Indexes
  • Coasters (9cm x 9cm)
  • Fridge Magnets (Large 9.5cm x 6.5cm - picture 9cm x 6cm)
  • Fridge Magnets (Small 5cm x 7.5cm - picture 4.5cm x 7cm)
  • In Memorium CD compiled from Family Notices published in the Llais Newspaper 1922-1971
  • Keyrings - double sided
  • Land Tax Assessment Records
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Ystradgynlais Now and Then: old Photographs on DVD

Memorial Inscriptions are also available for sale, which include:

  • St Cynog's Church
  • Gorof Cemetery, Ystradgynlais
  • Nantyffin Chapel, Penycae
  • Carmel Chapel, Abercrave
  • Yorath Chapel, Cwmgiedd
  • Tynycoed Chapel, Penycae

On payment of a fee, the Society can perform look-ups in the following resources:

  • 1841-1911 Census Indexes
  • Llais Newspaper Extracts - Approximate date required
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • St Cynog Parish Registers - Baptisms 1712-1969, Marriages 1712-1951, Burials 1712-1957
  • Tithe Maps and Apportionments



Buckinghamshire FHS:


PO Box 403

HP21 7GU



The Society was founded in 1976 and now has over 1500 members who help each other with their research, mainly within the county.

A forum is also on their site, but access is restricted to members only.

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • 1641 Poll Tax Waddesdon and Cottesloe
  • 1831 Muster Lists
  • 1851 Census Index
  • Aylesbury Calendar of Prisoners
  • Aylesbury Eelections 1802/1804
  • Bucks Apprentices Indexes
  • Bucks Assizes
  • Electoral Registers
  • Local History Publications
  • Parish Registers
  • Police Records 1791-1868
  • Poor Law Index
  • School Records


Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society:


Rudds Lane
HP17 8JP



Founded in 1992, they aim to help members with their research into their ancestry. They are able to help you whether or not you live in the county.

A list of Parish Records listed on the International Genealogical Index (IGI) held by the Society is available on their site.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • BGS Member's Interests Directories 1992-1997 (2 volumes) - surnames being researched by members
  • Bledlow Charity Books
  • Bledlow Charity School Accounts 1826-1831
  • Buckinghamshire Gazetteers
  • Bucks Ancestor 1992-1994
  • Bucks Convicts 1789-1860: Convicts transported to Australia
  • Census Indexes
  • Gibson Guides
  • History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham
  • History and Antiquities of the Town, Hundred and Deanery of Buckingham
  • History of Newport Pagnell
  • Insurance Directories 1715-1730, 1775-1784
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcripts

Settlement Papers are also available for sale, covering the following areas:

  • Buckingham
  • Chalfont St Peter
  • Iver
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Quainton
  • Stoke Poges
  • Stony Stratford

Maps are also sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Aylesbury Map 1809
  • Chesham Town Tithe Map 1843
  • Godfrey Maps
  • Map of Bucks Parishes
  • Whaddon Village Map 1801


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