Local & Family History Resources

Y Llynfi Local and Family History Library in Maesteg houses a substantial collection of research materials for local and family historians. 

Certain materials are available only on microfilm or microfiche and we recommend that you reserve a reader before your visit if you intend to use these items. We are unable to undertake extensive research or genealogical searches on behalf of readers but can answer shorter queries by post, telephone or e-mail. Staff offer a free tutorial on the use of material held at the library, with particular reference to the Ancestry website. To book a session, please phone 01656 754859.

We apologise for the inconvenience but access to these resources is limited at the moment. For further information please contact Y Llynfi on 01656 754810.

More online references and resources are available on our resources page

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.

1866-1885

1914 – 1918

Available resources include:

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