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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Port Talbot)

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Unpublished indexes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

Port Talbot Reference Library
Taibach Library
Commercial Road
Port Talbot
West Glamorgan
SA13 1LN
Tel: 01639 884521
Fax: 01639 895367
Contacts: Mr J.V. Hughes (Local Studies Librarian), Mrs S.K. Sebury (Reference Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1300, 1400-1730
Tuesday: 0900-1300, 1400-1730
Wednesday: 0900-1300, 1400-1730
Thursday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Friday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
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, County Hall, 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

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871. Margam & Aberavon (print-outs)
1881. Margam (print-outs)
1891. Port Talbot District (print-outs)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1835 Pigot's
1858-59 Slater's
1875 Worrall's
1891, 1895, 1906, 1910, 1914, 1923, 1926 Kelly's

6(b) City and Town Directories

Neath/Port Talbot/Swansea:
1881-82 Butchers
1889-90 Wrights

6(c) Telephone Directories

Swansea and S.W. Wales 1940 to date (with some gaps)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1959 to date (Port Talbot area)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Port Talbot Guardian 1937-94
Glamorgan Gazette 1937-93
General card index catalogue of books and pamphlets
Local illustrations card index
Local Historical Society Transactions index

10. Parish Registers


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Archaeologia Cambrensis 1846 to date
Cymmrodorion Society Transactions 1915 to date
National Library of Wales Journal 1957 to date
Morgannwg 1957 to date
Glamorgan Family History Society Journal 1983 to date
Port Talbot Historical Society Transactions 1928-34 and 1963-90

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Local newspaper cuttings file 1974 to date
Illustrations collection
1st edition 25 inch O.S. maps Port Talbot
20th century revisions and current O.S. maps
Port Talbot Council Minutes 1957-1996

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 attandance at Port Talbot on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Photocopying facilities available.