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Vale of Glamorgan 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Unpublished indexes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: http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/resident/library.html
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): GLA, WGM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Penarth Library, Stanwell Road
and Barry Library, King's Square.

Opening hours:

Penarth Library: Mon-Thu 9.30am-6.00pm, Fri 9.30am-7.00pm, Sat 9.00am-5.30pm

Barry Library: Mon-Wed 9.30am-6.00pm, Fri 9.30am-7.00pm, Sat 9.00am-5.30pm

Other Libraries:

Cowbridge, LLantwit Major, Dinas Powys, Wenvoe, Rhoose, St. Athan, Sully, 2 mobile libraries.

3. Research Service

Service available? Not at Library

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? Yes, - contact them direct.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations N/A

5. Census returns

1841 Parishes of Barry, Porthkerry, and Cadoxton-Juta-Barry.
1851 Parishes of Porthkerry, and Cadoxton-Juta-Barry and Merthyr Dovan.
1861 Parishes of Cadoxton-Juta-Barry and Methyr Dovan.
1871 Parishes of Barry, Merthyr Dovan, Highlight, and Cadoxton-Juta-Barry.
1881 Parishes of Cadoxton and Sully, Penmark and Porthkerry, St Alban and Gileston, Barry, Merthyr Dovan and Highlight.
1891 Penarth and district.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

South Wales 1865-1926 directories.

6(b) City and Town Directories

Western Mail Barry & District Directory for the years 1897-8, 1906-7, 1909 and 1914.

Slater's Directory of Cardiff 1882, Daniel Owen & Co's Cardiff Directory 1891.

6(c) Telephone Directories

Only the last 16 years (at Barry).
1982 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Only the last 12 years (at Barry).
1974, 1988 to date.

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988 Edition. (Microfiche).

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

St Cadoc's Church, Cadoxton.
St Nicholas, Barry.
Methyr Dyfan Church, Barry.
St Tathan Church, St Alban.
St Illtyd's Church, Llantwit Major.
St Cadoc's Church, Llancarfan.
St John's Church, Sully.
St Michael, Flemington.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Morgannwg 1957-present (at Barry),
Arch. Camb and Cymrodorion in storage.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Maps and Illustrations, books on genealogy and heraldry, 1988 International Genealogy Index, local newspapers from 1888, and Monumental Inscriptions.

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Glamorgan Record Office
County Hall
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Tel: 029 20780282

Other information