Free Library Tours & Family History Research Advice

Our Library is full of family history treasures and records, directories and databases. We have more than 150,000 items spread over three floors. Of course, you can just come in and explore, asking the staff and volunteers for help when you need it. But with so much to see, the Society recommends that you take a Library Tour...
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Tracing Ancestors in Wales - A Half-day Course on 21 July

Have you a Jones, a Davies or a Thomas in your family tree? Do you know the difference between Aberhonddu and Brecon? Did your ancestors worship at chapel or at church? Did your ancestors move to or from Wales? Join us for a half day course focusing on Welsh Ancestry. Gill Thomas aims to guide you towards finding more about your Welsh ancestors. She covers topics such as...

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An Amazing find in our Special Collections

Put yourself for a moment in Maurice York's shoes. You and your family have spent the last 30 years researching your family history. You have had many sucesses but there have been brick walls along the way that seemed impossible to clamber through. You've travelled from Sydney for a holiday in Europe and here you are in the Lower Library at the SoG. The good news is there's an absolute trove of treasure available on your family in our Special Collections. The less good news is that there are 11 boxes full to brimming with 'stuff' and you have just one day...

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