Blackwood Branch – Christmas 2014

2014XmasDecember 10th sees the Blackwood Branch heading to the Islwyn Inn in Wylie.

Never leaving Family History behind there was research in photographs and notices all around, but, the food was the main research carried out.

What was going on to startle her?


Everyone had a great time. Food was excellent. Very friendly atmosphere.

Len Hough

Len Hough 1

It is with great sadness that I report that our Society President, Len Hough, passed away today, Friday 12th September.






Our Open Day

It was lovely to talk to you! If you didn’t make it to Rougemont School on June 14th then we are sorry you missed such a good day.

Ann Macey at the sales table

Ann Macey at the sales table

We have to begin by saying thank you to everyone who gave their time to stand at a table and help other researchers in their quest. Thank you to all our neighbouring FH Societies who got up early and brought their publications and their knowledge to our day. Thank you to the commercial firms that arrive year after year and spend most of their time giving advice. Finally our biggest thank you must go to Malcolm and Claire Otton and their sons David and Paul. All the organising Continue reading

BCD67 Horeb Congregational Church

Another new CD, this time compiled by Blackwood Branch. Horeb Congregational Church, Ton Tyr Bel Chapel, Trinant.

This is an update and revisit to the graveyard that was first transcribed way back in the 1990s. The CD includes photographs of the graveyard and a transcription of all the stones still visible.

This is available from our online store, here on this website.

Membership List for the Monmouth Working Men’s Institute 1875-1924

Chepstow Branch have produced a CD. It is available in our store here on the website and the number is CCD19. This one contains the Membership List for the Monmouth Working Men’s Institute 1875-1924 price £8. I have no more details than that, but I do hope to have a picture of the CD to add to the information in our Store.

All our publications can be purchased through the store now, even the microfiche, although I don’t know how much longer we will be able to continue with those as there are very few places that still make them.

Take a look through the store and if you have any questions or even a complaint then email me at