The historic county of Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Act 1535, bordering
Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the northeast, Brecknockshire to the north, and Glamorgan to the west.
The second Laws in Wales Act of 1542 enumerated the counties of Wales and omitted Monmouthshire, which led
to ambiguity as to whether the county was part of Wales or England. Since local government changes in April 1974
the area has been placed definitively in Wales.
Welcome to the newly-redesigned Monmouthshire GenWeb Page! I've been honoured to serve as your County Coordinator
from 2000 until the present. This is a long overdue reconstruction. We appreciate everyone's contributions and
I hope you'll like the new design. I'm looking forward to receiving your feedback. The number of links on this page
have been reduced to the most popular ones located below. If you preferred the old site, you'll find a
link to it there.