Forthcoming Events

Featured Event

Society AGM

Speaker - Glen K Johnson. Medieval Heritage in West Wales.

28th March 2020 1100-1300

This is your opportunity to catch up on what has happened during the last year, and to find out the plans for next year, and also to hear an excellent speaker. Our President, Bishop Joanna, will chair the meeting.

Please note, if arriving by car, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REGISTER YOUR CAR AT RECEPTION!

Location: Ivy Bush Hotel, 11 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LG

Branch: General

Contact:

Link: Click Here

Listing all events (25) for all Branches


The Excavations at St. Patrick,s, Whitesands

Sarah Rees

26th February 2020 7.15pm

Location: Dolau Bran Complex Llandovery (next to Coop store)

Branch: Upper Towy Valley

Contact: Moira Evans (moiracl47@btinternet.com)

Evacuee from Trelech in WW2

Frank Barnett

2nd March 2020 7.30pm

Mr Frank Barnett, arrived in Trelech at the age of 10yrs, from London.  Stayed in Trelech and made it his home.  He has done many talks to school children  and Merched y Wawr groups

Location: Cardigan Castle (entrance opposite Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

Llanelli Unseen

Douglas Simpson

16th March 2020 6 p.m.

Douglas Simpson will be sharing images of Llanelli over the years.

Location: Llanelli Public Library

Branch: Llanelli

Contact:

Non-conformist Chapels

Dr. Christian Williams

25th March 2020 7.15pm

Location: Dolau Bran Complex , Llandovery (next to Coop store)

Branch: Upper Towy Valley

Contact: Moira Evans (moiracl47@btinternet.com)

Society AGM

Speaker - Glen K Johnson. Medieval Heritage in West Wales.

28th March 2020 1100-1300

This is your opportunity to catch up on what has happened during the last year, and to find out the plans for next year, and also to hear an excellent speaker. Our President, Bishop Joanna, will chair the meeting.

Please note, if arriving by car, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REGISTER YOUR CAR AT RECEPTION!

Location: Ivy Bush Hotel, 11 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LG

Branch: General

Contact:

Link: Click Here

Drefach Velindre Woollen Mill

Mark Lucas

6th April 2020 7.30pm

In 1900, Dre-fach Felindre area was home to 52 mills in full production. During World War one, the welsh woollen industry was employed in the war effort producing blankets and uniforms for armed forces.  The Welsh grey homespun known as Brethyn Llwyd, gave a nationalistic distinction to the new recruits of the new Welsh Army Corps.

Location: At Stables Room Cardigan Castle, (entrance opposite The Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

William Marshall, the greatest knight

Linda Asman

8th April 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

Family Tree Live

17th April 2020 - 18th April 2020

The London Branch will be helping at the Assocation of Family History Societies of Wales Stand

Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Branch: London

Contact: Secretary, Anne Jones, on 0208 925 4000; or by e-mail annee.jones@ntlworld.com

Stradey Castle

Claire and Patrick Mansel Lewis

20th April 2020 t.b.a.

A Heritage Tour of Stradey Castle. Details for meeting etc to be announced nearer to the event.

Location: Stradey Castle

Branch: Llanelli

Contact:

The Dynevors and Ammanford

Mr. Terry Norman

22nd April 2020 7.15pm

Location: Dolau Bran Complex, Llandovery (next to Coop store)

Branch: Upper Towy Valley

Contact: Moira Evans (moiracl47@btinternet.com)

Afternoon coach trip to Fishguard for a guided tour of Last invasion of Wales

4th May 2020 times to be arranged

talk at Fishguard about the Tapestry, guided tour of different site around the area.  Followed by an early evening meal in Fishguard.

Location:

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

Haverfordwest Branch AGM and social event

13th May 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

Family and Local History Fair

16th May 2020 1000-1500

Help and advice for researchers, free admission. The DFHS will not be attending, but the event may be of use to members.

Location: Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod

Branch: General

Contact: 01443434547

Link: Click Here

Welsh Pauper letters held at the National Archives

Professor Steven A King (Leicester University)

30th May 2020 14.00

Location: Kwanglim Room, Wesley’s Chapel, 49, City Road, London EC1Y 4AU

Branch: London

Contact: Secretary, Anne Jones, on 0208 925 4000; or by e-mail annee.jones@ntlworld.com

Hedd Ladd Lewis on his Family History

Hedd Ladd Lewis

1st June 2020 7.30pm

Hedd Ladd Lewis of Boncath has a keen interest in local and family history and has already pieced together large parts of his family tree. He appeared on S4C programme called Perthyn (Belonging), where Hedd Ladd Lewis had an emotional  pursuit of two soldiers in the family and ancestory who went to Patagonia.

Location: Stables Room at Cardigan Castle, (entrance opposite The Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

The Shops of Haverfordwest

Mrs Pat Swales-Barker

10th June 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

THE Genealogy Show 2020

see website for details

26th June 2020 - 27th June 2020 10.00-17.00

* "THE Genealogy Show is back!

Building on the success of the 2019 event, which became known as #THEPeople’sShow, THE 2020 show will see a bigger and better visitor experience.

THE Speaker Programme offers forty-eight different talks over the two days and includes Keynote Speakers; Celia Heritage, Fiona Fitzsimons, Maureen Taylor and Roberta Estes, plus many other acclaimed speakers. There is even an arena dedicated to DNA related talks.

The exhibition hall provides a friendly and welcoming environment in which to explore, network, shop and more. Commercial providers, sponsors and exhibitors representing many aspects of family history will be showcasing their organisations and how they can help you start, enhance or further your family history research. Use their knowledge within their specific areas of family history/genealogy to your advantage."

*This is taken from the website for the Genealogy Show and does not reflect the opinion or view of the DFHS

Location: The NEC, Birmingham

Branch: General

Contact: see website for details

Link: Click Here

Members talking about their research

7th September 2020 7.30pm

An evening of members talking about their own research - both successes and difficulties

Location: Stables Room Cardigan Castle (entrance opposite The Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

Research Evening in the Search Room

9th September 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

Glamorgan FHS Annual Fair

26th September 2020 1000-1530

The DFHS will have a table at the fair.

Location: Merthyr Leisure Centre

Branch: General

Contact: Jane Jones - events@glamfhs.org.uk

Tom Mathias Photographic Collection

Emyr Phillips

5th October 2020 7.30pm

Tom Mathias was born in 1866, lived in Cilgerran, he became a photographer in his 20s and was also a farmer.  He  captured many aspects of West Wales  life on camera.

Location: Stables Room Cardigan Castle (entrance opposite The Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

Witches and witchcraft in 17th century Pembrokeshire

Dr Simon Hancock

14th October 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

Research Evening

2nd November 2020 7.30pm

Members and non-members are invited to bring along their research, where the branch has members who are willing to help any queries they may have.

Location: Stable Room Cardigan Castle (entrance opposite The Bathroom Centre)

Branch: Cardigan

Contact: alma.stanford@hotmail.co.uk

Members' own short talks

Various Speakers

11th November 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

Christmas dinner

9th December 2020

Location: Venue to be arranged

Branch: Haverfordwest

Contact: Vaughan Everett email: HaverfordwestDFHS@gmail.com

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