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Pembrokeshire 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Unpublished indexes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): PEM, CGN, CMN, DFD

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

The County Library
Dew Street
SA61 1SU
Tel: 01437 762070 ext. 5248
Fax: 01437 769218
Contact: Mrs A. Thomas (Reference and Local Studies Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1700
Tuesday: 0930-1900
Wednesday: 0930-1700
Thursday: 0930-1700
Friday: 0930-1900
Saturday: 0930-1300

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? �12.00 research fee (up to a maximum of 1 hour)

Provided by local Record Office? �12.00 research fee (up to a maximum of 1 hour), or in-depth research: person referred to fee-based service provided by local record agent
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

None in Library
Pembrokeshire census returns are located at the Pembrokeshire Record Office

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Various trade directories covering South Wales (mostly Kelly's). Earliest is 1830, latest is 1926

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

South Wales: 1907, 1940, 1950
Swansea & South West Wales: 1967 to date (odd numbers missing)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

County of Pembroke: 1853, 1856, 1861, 1882, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1949, 1953, 1954/5 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988. Microfiche. Pembroke Dock Library, Water Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DW
1992. Microfiche; 1994 (& 1996 updates). CD-ROM. Haverfordwest Library

9. Unpublished Indexes

Local Studies. Pembrokeshire (card catalogue)
Francis Green Index (card catalogue)

10. Parish Registers

Various in Pembrokeshire Record Office

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Family Tree Magazine. May 1994 to date
Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society. Vols. 1-6, 1985-1994/5
Pembrokeshire Historian. Vols. 1-7, 1959-1981
Dyfed Family History Journal. Vol.1 1982 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Francis Green Collection: consists of 35 volumes of wills and notes compiled at the turn of the century by the above-named local historian, relating to the prominent families of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
The collection is mainly typescript (bound volumes) but also includes sheet pedigrees (manuscript) and newspaper cuttings. There is a card catalogue (A-Z by surname) to the collection.

13. Other material

1:25" and 1:6" maps (1st and 2nd editions - incomplete)
Newspaper cuttings collection (arranged by place and major topics), indexed
Ephemera collection (Pembrokeshire people, places and events)
Local newspapers: 19th century on microfilm; 1975 to date: bound volumes

14. Guides to Collections

Nothing published

15. Local Record Offices

The Pembrokeshire Record Office
The Castle
SA61 2EF
Tel: 01437 763707

Other information

Photocopying/computer printouts: 10p per A4 sheet