Breconshire Genealogy Records


  • Powys Archives and Family History
    See what records they have for Breconshire and how to access them. Documents can be viewed in their search room or you can arrange a search via their research service.

BMDs & Parish Records

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    There are over 620,000 records from Breconshirein the census, plus the 1939 Register of which there are 46,000+ results.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.

Local History

  • A History of the County of Brecknock
    Containing the general history, customs, manners, language, sepulchral monuments and inscriptions, natural, curiosities, names and biographies of sheriffs and mayors of Brecknock, also the genealogies and arms of the principal families. Together with the history of every parish, and the names of the patrons and incumbents of all livings.
    • Vol. 1
    • Vol. 2
      These are big books, so you might want to check the indexes at the back first.


  • Breconshire Local & Family History Society
    Established in June 2011 to enhance, encourage and enable the study of local history and family history in the mid-Wales county of Breconshire.
  • Powys FHS
    Dedicated to helping you explore your own family history through making available indexes, transcriptions and library items.