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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
- The Leintwardine History Society seeks to carry out research and to preserve archives and artifacts relating to all aspects of the history of Leintwardine and surrounding villages of north Herefordshire and south Shropshire.
- The Mortimer History Society was launched in 2009 to provide a focus and forum for all those who are interested in the medieval Mortimer dynasty and the history of the Welsh Marches. As well as developing our knowledge of the local and national history associated with the main Mortimer family, members are actively involved in studying castles, churches, tombs, stained glass, heraldry, artefacts and documents linked to the dynasty. We are interested in all aspects of life on the Welsh borders including the history of the Marcher Lords and the Welsh Princes as well as the exploration of other branches of the medieval Mortimer family. The Society seeks to promote a wider interest in this fascinating period of history among a diverse audience including young people, particularly those living in ‘Mortimer Country’ in the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys.
Herefordshire Societies[edit | edit source]
Bromyard and District Local History Society
The Local & Family History Centre
5, Sherford Street
Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4DL UK
Telephone: 01885 488755
Website: Bromyard and District Local History Society
- Bromyard and District Local History Society is based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England, and was founded in 1966. It exists to foster interest, enjoyment, research and publication in the field of our local history.
Cusop History Group
Cusop Village Hall
Hereford, Herefordshire HR3 5RW UK
Website: Cusop History Group
- We are a local history group interested in research and preserving the history of Cusop.
- On the Eardisley History Group's website you will be able to learn all about the History of Eardisley, search our extensive datasets including Photos, Census, Church Register, Tithe, Tombstones, read articles, and much more.
- The Group is dedicated to the history of this southwest corner of Herefordshire. The website has been put together and is maintained by a group of local historians who are enthusiastic about their heritage and its preservation. It contains historical records of the people and places in the ten modern parishes which together formed the ancient lands of Ewyas Lacy.
- We aim to promote interest in the village of Fownhope and its surroundings, and have built up a large collection of photographs, research information, and transcribed census material.
- The Garway Heritage Group (GHG) was created to explore the rich and diverse heritage of Garway and the surrounding area and to make its work available to others who may share our interests.
Golden Valley Study Group
Golden Valley, Herefordshire UK
Website: Golden Valley Study Group
- The Group is based in the Golden Valley, south west of Hereford near the Welsh border. Its remit is to promote and encourage the public study and preservation of local history. The Group provides a community forum for discussions on local history, with a programme of talks and exploratory walks in and around the area.
- The group is involved in many projects through the work of individuals, including the Wells of Hay, the Lords of the Manor, the buildings of Hay, the model railway, the Castle and of course Hay Tours which is run by History Group members and helps contribute to the funds required for various projects.
Herefordshire Family History Society
Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 7JE
Telephone: 07836 560511
Website: Herefordshire Family History Society
- Herefordshire Family History Society was formed in 1980 to cover family history interests in the county of Herefordshire.
- The Society was formed in 1977 with the purpose of undertaking research into and recording the history of Kington. It was also seen as an opportunity to provide information for those interested in the history of Kington, its people, and the surrounding area.
- The Linton and District History Society (LDHS) was founded in 1983. Its purpose is to host a lecture and fieldwork programme on historical topics which extends from the local to the international. The LDHS also provides a forum for local research and record keeping.
- Longtown Historical Society was established in 1971 to promote knowledge of local history in an area of southwest Herefordshire between the Golden Valley and the Black Mountains. This includes much of the ancient Hundred of Ewyas Lacy, now centred on the village of Longtown.
- The Society was set up by a group of enthusiastic villagers in 2005. The constitution for the Society was established to include a variety of objectives, in particular to record Memories and Events during the last 100 years covering social and economic progress in the village. The geographical area covered would be Marden, Amberley, and Wisteston.
Much Cowarne History Group
Much Cowarne Church Tower Room
St Mary the Virgin
Much Cowarne, Herefordshire HR7 4JQ UK
Telephone: 01432 820282
Website: Much Cowarne History Group
- The Much Cowarne History Group display board next to the restored toll board in the Much Cowarne Church tower room gives the history of the Much Cowarne tollhouse and gate on the roads that wind through from Burley Gate to Acton Beauchamp.
Weobley & District Local History Society
Weobley Village Hall
Weobley, Herefordshire HR4 8SN UK
Telephone: 01544 319330
Website: Weobley & District Local History Society
- The Society was established in 1972 by a group of villagers who were interested in the history of the village of Weobley.
The Woolhope Club
St Peters Square
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2HP UK
Telephone: 01981 540388
Website: The Woolhope Club
- The origins of the Woolhope Club reach back to the founders’ interest and research in the geology of the Woolhope Dome and its Silurian stratigraphy, dating from the mid-19th century. Amongst other subjects, geology has featured in its activities ever since.