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Welcome to the Arfon Branch of the Gwynedd Family History Society. We meet every last Thursday of the month at the society’s resource centre at Caernarfon Library, from September through to April each year (excluding December).

All Arfon meetings are conducted through the medium of Welsh and start promptly at 7pm with doors open from 6pm onwards for members wishing to use resources from the centre prior to start of meeting.

Members - Free
Non-members - £2 gift donation at the door.

A warm welcome is extended to all!

Our contact details

Chairperson: Dr Huw Roberts

Secretary: Sue Thomas - secretary@chtgwyneddfhs.cymru

Our meetings are held at:

Community Room,
The Library,
Lôn Pafiliwn,
LL55 1AS

Location: Google Maps

Branch projects and activities

Arfon branch events winter programme for 21/2022 has now ended. 

The Arfon branch will meet again at the Community Room, Caernarfon Library at the end of September 2022 with a full programme of events for 22/2023 (the programme will be available in the coming months.)

Please remember that the resource centre will be open from 6pm onwards should you wish to use these facilities before the talk begins at 7pm. 


Work has now begun of transcribing the outstanding cemeteries of Dyffryn Nantlle, to include several within the village of Llanllyfni and Machpelah in Penygroes.

Work has also started on Brynaerau in Pontllyfni.

Local Record Office for Arfon Parishes

Gwynedd Archives in Caernarfon are home to a wide range of documents, photographs, maps and newspapers. Please follow the link to their website for opening hours, location and further information on their archive collections.

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