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LOCAL & FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES +

Indexes to births, marriages and deaths in the Glamorgan Gazette

Bridgend’s local newspaper is an invaluable source for family historians as it has provided details of births, marriages and deaths in the local area since 1866. The library service is undertaking a project to make this information available to researchers via our website and we are now releasing the first fruits of our labours. Simply click on the relevant year in the table below and this will open a PDF document of the data. Please check back over the coming months as we hope to regularly add more indexes to the list.strong>



1866-1885

 

Births Marriages by Groom Marriages by Bride Deaths
1866 1866 1866 1866
1867 1867 1867 1867
1868 1868 1868 1868
1869 1869 1869 1869
1870 1870 1870 1870
1871 1871 1871 1871
1872 1872 1872 1872
1873 1873 1873 1873
1874 1874 1874 1874
1875 1875 1875 1875
1876 1876 1876 1876 
1877 1877 1877 1877
1878 1878 1878 1878
1879 1879 1879 1879
1880 1880 1880 1880
1881 1881 1881 1881
1882 1882 1882 1882
1883 1883 1883 1883
1884 1884 1884 1884
1885 1885 1885 1885

 

 

1914 – 1918

 

Births   Marriages by Groom Marriages by Bride Deaths   MIA  
 1914  1914  1914  1914  1914
 1915  1915  1915  1915  1915
 1916  1916  1916  1916  1916
 1917  1917  1917  1917  1917
 1918  1918

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Online Resources +

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Family history resources Ancestry.com is the UK’s Number One family history website and provides access to:

  • 953 million searchable UK family history records
    • The most comprehensive online collection of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901,the fully indexed England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1837 to 2005, the British phone books from 1880 to 1984, UK Incoming Passenger Lists from 1878 to 1960, the London Historical records, 1500s to 1900s, and other records dating back before the 1300s
    • The world’s largest collection of family trees with more than 3 billion profiles from over 100 countries in 30 million member trees
    • Click here to delve into your family’s past and learn more about your ancestors’ lives *Only available for use in the library.

       

      National information GRO indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales 1837 – present via Ancestry website on microfiche

      GRO indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths of British subjects overseas 1837 – present on microfiche

      GRO Adopted Children’s index 1927 – present on microfiche

      GRO Civil Partnerships index 2005 – present on microfiche

      Census returns for England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands 1841 – 1901 via Ancestry website Mid-Glamorgan on microfilm and microfiche 1881 indexed census for UK on microfiche

      International Genealogical Index (IGI) – the Mormon index of baptisms and marriages from parish registers on microfiche

      National Burials Index – England and Wales 1538 – 2003 CD rom

      Local information Indexes to Glamorgan parish registers and some nonconformist registers booklets compiled by Glamorgan Family History Society

      Indexes to memorial inscriptions from Glamorgan churchyards booklets compiled by Glamorgan Family History Society master index on CD rom

      Glamorgan Family History Society information on CD rom, including:

      Glamorgan Baptism Index 1569 – 1837

      Glamorgan Baptism Index 1838 – 1930

      Glamorgan Marriage Index 1569 – 1837

      Glamorgan Burial Index 1569 – 1841

      Glamorgan Burial Index 1838 – 1990

      Glamorgan Quarter Sessions Juvenile Convictions 1847 – 1880

      Quakers in Glamorgan Maesteg Infants School Registers (Admissions) 1892 – 1930

      Merthyr Schools Admissions Registers 1892 – 1930

      Cardiff Workhouse Admission & Discharge Registers Oct 1846 – Dec 1847

       


       

      Local history resources

       

      A large collection of volumes covering all aspects of the history and culture of the area, including printed works, theses and personal memories

       

      Maps

      A comprehensive set of large-scale Ordnance Survey maps (1:2,500/ 25″ to 1m and 1:10,000/ 6″ to 1m) covering the pre-1996 Mid Glamorgan area. – 1st edition 1870/1880s, 2nd edition 1900, 1920 edition, 1940 edition, 1960’s, 1980’s, 1995.

       

      Also some large-scale maps of former West and South Glamorgan areas.

       

      – Tithe maps and apportionments of 1835-43 for the whole of the former County of Glamorgan.

      – Geological and land-use maps – Archaeological survey maps (1960s)

      – A comprehensive set of large-scale Ordnance Survey maps (1:2,500 and 1:10,000) covering the pre-1996 Mid Glamorgan area from 1st editions of the 1880s to the present day. Also some large-scale maps of former West and South Glamorgan areas.

      – Tithe maps and apportionments (on microfilm) of 1835-43 for the whole of the former County of Glamorgan.

      – Geological and land-use maps.

      – Archaeological survey maps (1960s).

      – Goad Plans (showing retail and commercial businesses) for Bridgend, Maesteg and Porthcawl, 1970s to present.

       


       

      Newspapers

       

      – Glamorgan Gazette (kept in hard copy until filmed copy received)

      – Western Mail (kept in hard copy until filmed copy received)

      – South Wales Echo (previous 12 months)

      – Bridgend and Porthcawl Gem (previous 12 months)

       


       

      Newspapers on Microfilm

      – Barry Advertiser and Cinema Review (weekly) 1927 – 1933

      – Brecon County Times (weekly) – Various dates between 1866 – 1933 (Please Check with Library)

      – Bridgend Chronicle (weekly) 1857 – 1868

      – The Cambrian and General Weekly Advertiser for the Principality of Wales (weekly) 1804 – 1930

      – Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian (weekly) 1845 – 17th Jan 1874

      – Central Glamorgan Gazette (weekly) 29th June 1866 – 30th March 1894

      – The Chronicle for South & Mid Glamorgan (weekly) Various dates between 1895 – 1909 (Please Check with Library)

      – Glamorgan Free Press and Pontypridd & Rhondda Chronicle (weekly) 1910 – 1943

      – Glamorgan Gazette (weekly) 6th April 1894 – PRESENT (continued from Central Glamorgan Gazette)

      – Glamorgan, Monmouth & Brecon Gazette (weekly) 1833 – 1844 – Merthyr Express (weekly) 1924 – 1953

      – Mountain Ash Post (weekly) 31st August 1912 – June 1920

      – Porthcawl Guardian (weekly) 1933 – 1965

      – Porthcawl News (weekly) 1910 – 1925

      – Rhondda Chronicle (weekly) November 1884 – June 1898

      – Western Mail (daily) 1st May 1869

      – PRESE

      Booking is essential due to limited film reader availability.

       


       

       

      Directories

       

      – Bennett’s 1910 – Daniel Owen & Co’s Cardiff Directory including Penarth and Llandaff 1893, 1894, 1897 (CD rom)

      – Hunt & Co. 1849

      – Kelly’s 1884,1891,1895,1906,1914,1920,1923,1926, 1937 + CD rom 1901, 1910

      – Scammell 1852

      – Slater’s 1858-9, 1880

      – Webster’s 1865

      – Western Mail Cardiff Directory 1937 (CD rom)

       


       

      Photographs

       

      – The library holds a large collection of local photographs, most of which are also available online.

       


       

       Journals (selective list)

      – Anglo Welsh Review 1958-1988

      – Archaeologia Cambrensis 1846-PRESENT

      – Yr Athro 1928-1979 – Barn 1963-PRESENT

      – Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies / Studia Celtica 1923-PRESENT

      – Cambrian Journal 1854-1864

      – Cardiff Naturalist Society Transactions 1867-1987

      – Cymmrodorion Society Transactions 1892-PRESENT

      – Y Cymmrodor 1877-1935 – Cymru 1891-1927

      – Glamorgan Police Magazine 1954-1968

      – Journal of the Glamorgan Family History Society 1983 – PRESENT

      – Llafur 1972-PRESENT

      – Llen Cymru 1950-PRESENT

      – Y Llenor 1922-1951

      – Planet 1970-PRESENT

      – Red Dragon 1882-1887

      – South Wales Institute of Engineers Transactions 1886-1929

      – Y Traethodydd 1929-PRESENT

      – Wales (O. M. Edwards) 1894-1897

      – Welsh History Review 1960-PRESENT

      – Welsh Music 1959-PRESENT

      – Welsh Outlook 1914-1931


    ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE HERE