In this section of our website we bring you the latest news about the Breconshire Local & Family History Society, and about new developments in local history and family history in general. In order to keep this news page a manageable length, every month we move the older news items into our News Archive.
- New item added to Aids to Research pages – [news item dated 14 May 2013
We are developing a new item in the 'Aids to Research' feature (under 'Resources') in the Members' section of our website. The latest resource, entitled Census data for Brecon Town is a spin-off from the BLFHS Shops and Business project. As part of the project, various members of the committee are conducting research into the trades and businesses operating in Brecon High Street and the Bulwark by examining the 19th and early 20th century censuses. We propose to publish some of the census extracts on these webpages over the coming weeks, as an aid to members whose ancestors lived and worked in Brecon. The first results, from the 1891 census, are now available to members. Extracts from other censuses will follow.
- Latest BLFHS Committee Meeting Minutes now on line – [news item dated 12 May 2013]
The minutes of the Management Committee meeting held on 11th April 2013 were approved at the meeting on 9th May 2013. Society members may access the minutes via the About Us drop-down menu on the Members' homepage. Minutes of the 9th May meeting will be available after approval at the next meeting (on 13 June).
- Management Committee Elections – Nominations closed – [news item dated 12 May 2012]
Nominations for the election of officers and other members of the BLFHS Management Committee closed on 8th May. The full agenda and voting papers (if required) will be made available to all members of the Society by 15th May. A further announcement will be made on the Members' Section of our website when these documents are available.
- Management Committee Elections – Call for Nominations – [news item dated 22 Apr 2012]
The officers and other members of the BLFHS Management Committee are due for election (or re-election) at the Society AGM to be held at 2:00 pm on 5th June at Brecon Library.
If you are a member of the Society, you may nominate yourself or any other willing member(s) to stand for election to the Committee. All nominations must be made using a Society Nominations Paper, downloadable from the Members' Section of our website.
Whether or not you are a member, you may wish to download our 11-page PDF document containing detailed Job Descriptions of the officers and members of the Committee.
- New item added to Articles pages – [news item dated 17 April 2013
We have added a major new item to the 'Articles' feature on the Members' section of our website. The latest work, entitled Cefn Cantref – the history of a Breconshire farm was submitted by John Ball.
John explains, "Early in 2013, the new occupant of a converted barn near Brecon contacted the BLFHS in the hope of discovering something about the history of his property. The request stimulated my interest enough to take up the challenge and research the history of the former farm known as Cefn Cantref. A few weeks later, I presented my findings to the client in the form of a 'timeline' report plus full source documentation. I have since expanded the report and adapted it for publication here on our website as an interesting piece of local history and also as an example of 'house history' research methodology".
A preview of the article is available in the Articles feature on the public section of our website, but the full version is only available to Society members.
- BLFHS April Meeting – [news item dated 14 Apr 2013]
We have added a report on the Society meeting held at Brecon Library on 3rd April 2013. Certified genealogist Helen Whyte gave the fifth in her popular series of short illustrated presentations on Family History Sources. The main talk, on Adelina Patti and Craig-y-nos Castle, was given by Len Ley. Sound files and slides shows of both talks are now available to members.
- Latest BLFHS Committee Meeting Minutes now on line – [news item dated 12 Apr 2013]
The minutes of the Management Committee meeting held on 28th March 2013 were approved at the meeting on 11th April 2013. Society members may access the minutes via the About Us drop-down menu on the Members' homepage. Minutes of the 11th April meeting will be available after approval at the next meeting (on 9 May).
- BLFHS Newsletter No 21 – [news item dated 10 Apr 2013]
Members Only — Newsletter No 21 is now available in the Members' section of our website.
- BLFHS Newsletter Back-numbers – [news item dated 10 Apr 2013]
Newsletter No 10 is now available to non-members of the BLFHS via the Newsletters button at the top of this page.
Where have the older news items gone?
We have moved all the older news items into our News Archive. We repeat this process monthly in order to keep the current news page to a manageable length.
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