Publishing a Journal is part of the aims of the Society, with articles in Welsh and English, contributions on current research, reports from the local Record Office and on the Society’s proceedings, and reviews of scholarly publications.
The Society’s first Journal, under the editorship of Sir William Ll. Davies, was published in 1949 and an edition has been published annually since. Three ‘Extra Publications’ were issued between 1952-55.
Contents of Current Issue (2023):

  • A Landmark work of scholarship Gruffydd Aled Williams
  • British Druids, human sacrifice, and the works of Revd John  Williams (Ab Ithel), Aylett Sammes, and Henry Rowlands  Brian J Slyfield
  • William Hitchock, an eighteenth-century land surveyor working in north-west Wales Robert J Sylvester
  • Some biographical notes on Thomas Payne (1761-1835) of Dolgellau and Tremadog and his son Thomas Payne (1791-1854) of  Dolgellau Michael Payne
  • Michael D Jones and his visit to Patagonia in 1882 E Wyn James
  • Carcharorion Fron-goch Dewi T Davies
  • Short contributions
  • When the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Merioneth (Janet Bord); Goleuni pellach ynghylch tai unnos y Garneddwen (Beryl H. Griffiths); The Tryweryn Valley: geographical memories (Derek Williams)


  • Proceedings of the Society 2022
  • Reviews

A collection of previous editions of the Journal are available:

1954, 1963, 1964, 1966 – 72, 1974-1992, 1994-2001, 2004-2010, 2011-2018  – £5 each

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Contributions for the Journal are welcomed for consideration by the Honorary Editor. Please send as e-mail attachments to Dr Ffion Mair Jones ( as well as hard copies in double-spacing (see inside back cover for address). References, numbered consecutively, should appear at the end of articles and kept to a minimum. Also, the format and abbreviations used in previous recent numbers of the Journal should be observed. Contributors of articles in Welsh are expected to provide brief summaries in English.