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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Neath)

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Unpublished indexes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, WGM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Neath Reference Library
Victoria Gardens
West Glamorgan
SA11 3BA
Tel: 01639 644604 / 635017
Fax: 01639 641912
Contacts: Miss Annette Jones (Local Studies Librarian), Mrs J.A. Thomas (Reference Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1230, 1330-1730
Tuesday: 0930-1230, 1330-1730
Wednesday: 0930-1230, 1330-1730
Thursday: 0930-1230, 1330-1700
Friday: 0930-1230, 1330-1730
Saturday: 0930-1300

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
Archives Access Point, Neath Library
West Glamorgan County Archives, Swansea

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

1891 Neath District (in print-out)
N.B. The Archives Access Point holds separate microfilm/fiche of census for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Owens 1878
Kellys 1895

6(b) City and Town Directories

Neath & District. Butchers 1873-74
Photocopies of Neath Sections only. Directories 1835-1918

6(c) Telephone Directories

Swansea and S.W. Wales 1981 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Neath District: 1946-47, 1962, 1964-66, 1968 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Mormon I.G.I. (1st edition) microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Neath Guardian card index 1965-77
General card index catalogue of books and pamphlets
Local illustrations card index

10. Parish Registers


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Archaeologia Cambrensis 1846 to date
National Library of Wales Journal 1957 to date
Brycheiniog 1955 to date
Morgannwg 1957 to date
Glamorgan Family History Society Journal 1983 to date
Neath Antiquarian Society Transactions 1930 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Local newspaper cuttins file 1974 to date
Illustrations collection
1st editon 25 inch O.S. maps Neath District
20th century revisions and current O.S. maps
Neath Council Minutes 1921-1996
Microfilm local newspapers 1804-1964 (see Archives Access Point)

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

West Glamorgan County Archives
County Hall
Oystermouth Road
Tel: 01792 636589

Other information

Local Studies Librarian in attendance at Neath on Tuesdays and Thursdays only .
There is a shared facility, Neath Archives Access Point, run by West Glamorgan County Archives, at Neath Library.
Microfilm/fiche reader printing and photocopying facilities