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BMDs and Parish Records
- Caerphilly Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Births, Deaths and Marriages in Glamorgan Gazette
- Glamorgan Baptisms
- Glamorgan Marriages
- Glamorgan Marriage Index 1569-1869
- Glamorgan Burials
- The Registers of Llantrithyd
This volume includes Christenings 1597-1810, Marriages 1571-1752 and Burials 1571-1810.
Burials & Cemeteries
- Glamorgan Burial Index
- Glamorgan Monumental Inscription Index
Records from 1570 to 1976.
- Penrhys Cemetery Burials
- 1939 Register
This register is the closet thing to a census, and the most recent available. There are nearly 1 million records for Glamorganshire.
- Census 1841-1911
Search more than 6,300,000 census records for the county of Glamorgan.
Criminals and Convicts
- Criminal Ancestor Records
- Swansea Gaol Records
Search thousands of criminal records from the Swansea area from 1877-1922.
- Electoral Registers 1832-1932
- Swansea Electoral Registers 1839-1966
Over 5 million records covering Swansea and its surrounding areas.
- West Glamorgan Electoral Registers 1839-1925
- Cardiff Commercial Directory 1858-1859
- Cardiff Commercial Directory 1880
- Swansea and District Directory 1913-1914
- Wales Historical Directories
- Aberafan Local History
- GENUKI Glamorgan
- Glamorganshire Place Names
- Old Merthyr Tydfil
- The History and Antiquities of Glamorgan
This old publication includes old families of Glamorganshire, sheriffs, bishops mayors, magistrates, and county families.
- The Story of Glamorgan
- Cardiff Mariners
- Glamorgan Coal Mines
- Glamorgan Photographers 1850-1925
- High Sheriffs of Glamorgan
- South Wales Police Roll of Honour
- Swansea Mariners
Swansea Mariners contains a worldwide list of mariners, ships crew, seamen, sailing ships, ships registered at Swansea Wales, details from crew agreements ship’s log books and ship’s registry.
Schools and Education
- Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School 1896-1978
- Aberdare County Grammar School for Girls 1913-1978
- Glamorgan Schools Admission Registers
Societies and Groups
Wills and Probate
Workhouses & Poor Law
- Bridgend & Cowbridge Workhouse
- Cardiff Workhouse
- Gower Workhouse
- Merthyr Tydfil Workhouse
- Neath Workhouse
- Pontardawe Workhouse
- Pontypridd Workhouse
This county, bounded on the south and west by the Bristol Channel, on the east by Monmouthshire, and on the north by Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire, has an extreme length from east to west of 53 miles, and an extreme breadth from the shore to the interior of 27 miles.
Its superficial measurement is estimated at about 792 square miles. It is the third in size of the counties of Wales, being exceeded by Carmarthenshire and Montgomeryshire; but taking into account its subterranean and surface productions, it far exceeds in actual value any other county in Wales, and perhaps any other region of equal size in Great Britain.
The population of this county under the last five censuses has shown a ratio of increase far surpassing that of any other county in the United Kingdom, and offers to the moralist, the political economist, and politician, a problem of the greatest interest.
[The history and Antiquities of Glamorganshire and its Families by Thomas Nicholas]
- 1801 – 71,523
- 1831 – 126,200
- 1841 – 171,188
- 1851 – 231,849
- 1861 – 317,752
- 1871 – 396,010
- 1911 – 1,120,910
Most Common Surnames 1881