In Reply to your piece about the Carmarthenshire FHS:
It appears you are a member of Dyfed FHS, and that as your position of Webb
Master you would not be prepared to endorse any other society or organisation
which you do not personally involve yourself with. Or that seems to be the way
in which you come across.
Who has laid down the hard and fast rules that an FHS has to be a charity or
an organisation with members, as a member of several societies including Dyfed
FHS, I find that Carmarthenshire FHS gives me a lot more information than
Dyfed FHS and Dyfed charge for their services.
As for their involvement with the SWales index, it seems to work, as you
yourself have already mentioned, that most of the people who wish to assist in
the lookup exchange are using indexes produced by the Carmarthenshire FHS
and/or SWales Index, and there does not seem to be any reference to either
party that these indexes are produced by them, although Dyfed FHS seem to have