2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Carmarthen Area Library
St. Peters Street
Tel: 01267 230873
Fax: 01267 221839
Contact: Mrs J. Gammon, Reference Librarian
Llanelli Area Library
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
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.
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(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 Unpublished Indexes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
Tel: 01267 224184
(Open Monday 0900-1845, Tuesday-Thursday 0900-1645, Friday, 0900-1615)