Gwent Family History Society

Welcome to the Gwent Family History Website

Being members Gwent Family History Society is a way we can support each other in our research into family history.

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June Journal is now available.
The secreatary must have received everything for the next journal by 3rd July.
May we encourage you to submit any articles or photographs for inclusion in the next journal even if you have sent them in before. Do you have any brick walls that other members could help you with. Please send them to
Resetting Password – please check your spam folder if you do not receive a reply.

Latest additions
10th June – More old journals added, including the first three from 1981 and 1982.
31st May – History of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Newport
31st May – Journals for 2004 and 2005 added.

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
– Rudyard Kipling
For pure Genealogists
Who, When and Where?’ suffice
But Family Historians
Add ‘Why, What, How?’ for spice
– Geoff Riggs, Gwent FHS webmaster 1997-2012

Map of Monmouthshire, 1831

by Thomas Moule

Map of Monmouthshire, 1831

Monmouthshire 1831
By w:Thomas Moule (Map scan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3 Responses to Gwent Family History Society

  1. Rhona says:

    To some it might mean nothing to me it means a lot, once again we have membership cards, how nice to feel I belong to a great

    Rhona Howells.

  2. gleed1931 says:

    It is very nice to re join GFHS I hope to meet you all in the coming months it was always a very friendly society

    Best Wishes to you all
    Jonathan Badham

  3. Patricia says:

    The photograph is of Nobby Linton, his memorial is near the “Wave” on the Riverfront at Newport

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