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Carmarthenshire 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Unpublished indexes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

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Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CMN, DFD

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Carmarthen Area Library
St. Peters Street
SA31 1LN
Tel: 01267 230873
Fax: 01267 221839
Contact: Mrs J. Gammon, Reference Librarian

Opening hours:

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

Other Libraries:

Llanelli Area Library
Vaughan Street
SA15 3AS
Tel: 01554 773538
Fax: 01554 750125
Contact: Mr P. Connell, Reference Librarian
Opening hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 0930-1900; Tuesday, Wednesday: 0930-1800; Saturday: 0930-1700

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Contact Carmarthenshire Record Office for details.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Carmarthenshire Record Office is currently considering purchasing the Registrar General's indexes from 1837 in microform.

5. Census returns

All Carmarthenshire area, 1841-1891. (Held at Carmarthen)
Llanelli, Llannon, Llanedi, Pembrey, 1841: Loughor, Llangennech, Llanelli, Pembrey, Kidwelly, Llannon, 1851-1881
All Carmarthenshire area, 1891 (Held at Llanelli)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

South Wales, 1830-1875: Kelly's, 1871-1923. (Held at Carmarthen)
South Wales, 1858-1889: Kelly's, 1895-1926. (Held at Llanelli)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Llanelli & district, 1897-1960. (Held at Carmarthen)
Llanelli, 1872; 1897; 1889. (Held at Llanelli)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Swansea & South West Wales, 1972-date. . (Held at Carmarthen)
Llanelli area, 1935-1939: Swansea & South West Wales, 1960-date. (Held at Llanelli)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Held at Llanelli: Llanelli borough, 1832; 1834; 1838; 1889; 1890; 1913; 1914; 1915; 1965-date; Kidwelly, 1837; Pembrey, 1837; Carmarthen County, 1832; 1856; 1866.
Electoral Registers also held at Carmarthen Record Office.

7(b) Poll Books

At Carmarthen Record Office

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Wales & Monmouthshire, 1992. (Held at Carmarthen)
Wales, 1984. (Held at Llanelli)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Held at Carmarthen: Census indexes: Llanbydder, 1841: Carmarthen, 1851: Llanelli, 1851: Carmarthenshire, 1881 Carmarthen journal: Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1810-1856 Index to local history collection
Held at Llanelli: Indexes to local history collection: Local illustrations collection: Local newspapers, 1863-date; Local map collection

10. Parish Registers

Contact Carmarthenshire Record Office for details of holdings.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Held at Carmarthen: Carmarthen Historian: Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society: West Wales historical records: Dyfed family history journal
Held at Llanelli: Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society: Carmarthen antiquary: Carmarthen historian: Family tree magazine

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Carmarthen library houses the library of the Dyfed Family History Society.
Llanelli library holds rent rolls for: Kidwelly Priory, 1725: Borough of Kidwelly, 1851-1905

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Carmarthenshire Record Office
County Hall
SA31 1JP
Tel: 01267 224184
(Open Monday 0900-1845, Tuesday-Thursday 0900-1645, Friday, 0900-1615)

Other information