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Cardiff County Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): GLA, SGM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Department
Central Library
St. David's Link
Frederick Street
Tel: 01222 382116
Fax: 01222 238642
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1800
Tuesday: 0900-1800
Wednesday: 0900-1800
Thursday: 0900-1900
Friday: 0900-1800
Saturday: 0900-1730

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

1841- 1891 (mostly for South Glamorgan as pre- April 1996 Welsh Local Government Reorganisation, but some coverage for bordering areas)
1881 census: Mormon index for Glamorgan county
Transcripts of: Llantwit Major and District Census, 1841- 1881: Penarth and District Census, 1841- 1881: Some other local parishes, 1841; 1851

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1822- 1926: Pigot's, Slater's, Kelly's directories for Wales, and some border counties: Other regional commercial directories of Wales to the early 1980s

6(b) City and Town Directories

1795- 1972: Cardiff and surrounding villages (mostly Kelly's directory, and their predecessor)

6(c) Telephone Directories

South Wales, c. 1940 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Mainly Cardiff Parliamentary District from c. 1858 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Cardiff, 1868 only

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition on microfiche for Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Transcripts/ copies of some local Cardiff/ Glamorgan parish registers: Deposited copies of any parish registers and monumental inscription lists (Cardiff/Glamorgan) produced by the Glamorgan Family History Society

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Family Tree Magazine: The Genealogist: Genealogist's Magazine: Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Lists of war memorials in Cardiff/ Wales compiled by David Hughes: Imperial (Commonwealth) War Graves Commission
Soldiers who died in World War I: War graves of the British Empire, World War I: Memorial registers, World War I

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Glamorgan Record Office
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
CF10 3NE
Tel: 029 2078 0282
Fax: 029 2078 0284
Glamorgan Record Office
website: http://www.glamro.gov.uk/

Other information