The Local and Family History Centre at Ty’r Ardd, Bridgend, houses a substantial collection of research materials for local and family historians.

Certain materials are available only on microfilm or microfiche and it is advisable to reserve a reader before your visit if you intend to use these items. The Library regrets that it cannot undertake extensive research or genealogical searches on behalf of readers but will be pleased to answer shorter queries by post, Fax, telephone or e-mail. Staff in the Local Studies Library offer a free hour long tutorial in the use of material held in the library, with particular reference to the Ancestry website. To book a session, please ring 01656 754810

Index of 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 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.