Local & Family
History Society


Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd

Project Work

The Society has an active team of volunteers carrying out individual and group research such as:

  • Transcribing Monumental Inscriptions, MIs, (gravestones and memorials) in local burial grounds:
  • Completed Reports   The full transcription of these sites is available - see 'publications' on this website.   The details are also available to members on the Parish Pages of this website.
    • Troedrhiwdalar Chapel (completed April 2012) 
    • St Illtyd's Church, Mynydd Illtyd (completed December 2016)
  • Work in Progress 
    • St Bride's Church, Llansantffraed 
    • St David's Church, Llanddew (passed on to local community group)
    • St Bride's Church, Llansantffraed 
    • St Mary the Virgin, Llan-y-wern 


  • Producing leaflets to assist in family history research using locally available records as well as internet resources.

  • Collecting, scanning, and exhibiting old photographs of Breconshire (work in progress). Our Society has been given permission to use the Clark Collection of old photographs, taken by Jack Clark. In co-operation with Brecknock Museum, a highly successful exhibition of the Collection was held in May 2014. Currently, we are trying to identify the people in the pictures. We have twelve books of photographs, available on request.

  • Publications:   the Society has produced a number of small publications about Brecon and the wider county.  These are available through this website (see publications) and from outlets around the county.

  • History Month:  each year, in September, the Breconshire Local & Family History Society joins with other members of the Brecknock History Forum to arrange events and activities across the county.  Each year History Month has a particular theme linking most of the events.   A leaflet showing all the activities is produced and circulated to all members through email or, if no email available, through post.   Leaflets are also available at local libraries and tourist information centres in August each year.