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 in the historic county of Monmouthshire.

Stop Press – GDPR – A form and an explanation will be included with the June copy of the journal. A copy of the form is available on the Membership Join Us page.
You can scan your completed form and email that to the Membership Secretary if you do not want to pay the postage.

June Journal Available in Members Area

Starting 18 June FutureLearn are running a 6 week, 4 hours per week course from the lovely people at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. It’s called “Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree” and it really doesn’t cost a penny and there are no strings attached. Find the details at

June Journal Available in Members Area

The Secretary/Acting Editor will not be available from 18th May to 3rd June

Facebook Page Click here to go to our Facebook Page

Stop Press – Newport Absent Voters List 1921 available in members area. Thanks to Newport Branch.

Stop Press – Members – Your usernames have not been changed but your passwords have changed. Please click on Forgot Password? in the box on the right.

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



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