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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.newport.gov.uk/living/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): MON, GNT

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Newport Reference Library
Central Library
John Frost Square
Newport
South Wales
NP20 1PA
Tel: 01633 211376
Fax: 01633 222615
E- mail: reference.library@newport.gov.uk
WWW: http://www.newport.gov.uk/living/
Contact: Mrs. Gill John, Reference Librarian


Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1800
Tuesday: 0930-1800
Wednesday: 0930-1800
Thursday: 0930-1800
Friday: 0900-1800
Saturday: 0930-1700
Sunday: Closed


Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. Library searches of resources held cost £18.80 (plus VAT) per hour with a minimum search period of half an hour.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Contact local 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 Indexes for births, deaths and marriages, 1837 to 1992, on microfiche


5. Census returns

Monmouthshire 1841 to 1891: including Brynmawr from the Glamorgan census, and Chepstow from the 1861 Gloucestershire census (on microfilm)
Merthyr Tydfil 1861: census, including parts of Newport, Monmouthshire (on microfiche)
Indexes to Census Returns
1881 index for England and Wales (on microfiche)
1841/1881 index for Gower and Glamorgan
1851 index for Aberdare, Bridgend, Cadoxton, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Gelligaer, Gower, Llangyfelach, Llantrisant, Margam, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath and Swansea


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot's. 1830, 1831: (Various counties)
Pigot's. Monmouthshire. 1835, 1842, 1850, 1858, 1859
Slater. South Wales. 1851:
Slater. Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Wales. 1858/1859
Slater. Monmouthshire. 1868
Hunt & Co. Bristol, Wales, Monmouthshire. 1848, 1849
Morris & Co. Hereford, Monmouthshire. 1862
Lascelles & Co. Monmouthshire. 1852
Webster & Co. Monmouthshire, Bristol. 1865
Mercer & Crocker. Monmouthshire, Hereford, Gloucestershire. 1875
John Worrell. South Wales. 1875
W.E. Owen & Co. Monmouthshire, Glamorgan. 1877
Kelly's. Monmouthshire & South Wales. 1871, 1884, 1891, 1895, 1901, 1906, 1914, 1920, 1923, 1926
Kelly's. Monmouthshire. 1934, 1937
Kelly's. Monmouthshire, Hereford, Shropshire. 1934, 1937
Bennett & Co. Monmouthshire Business Directory 1892
Bennett & Co. South Wales, 1914/1915
Town & County Directories Ltd. Cardiff, Newport & District. 1912, 1921, 1923, 1927/1928 to 1931/1932, 1955/1956
E.F. Cope & Co. South Wales 1912, 1931/1932, 1932/1933,
Johns. Pontypool & Eastern Valleys. 1901/1902, 1906/1907

6(b) City and Town Directories

Newport. Johns. 1877, 1878, 1880, 1882-1890, 1892-1917, 1920, 1923-1930, 1932-1935, 1937-1939, 1941, 1946
Newport. Kelly's, 1848, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966-1968, 1970-1974
Brynmawr. Tong's local guide and illustrated almanack for Brynmawr 1899-1900, 1907, 1909-1913. (Includes Nantyglo, Garnfach and Blaina)
Cardiff and Newport. Percy, Butcher & Co., 1873-1874,
Chepstow, including Caerphilly (Glam). Universal British Directory, 1792,
Chepstow. Hillmans directory of Chepstow and the parishes comprising the Chepstow Union, 1887
Chepstow. Hillmans directory of Chepstow and neighbourhood, 1892

6(c) Telephone Directories

General Post Office Newport & District Telephone Directory, March 1950
Post Office directories/ British Telecom phone books
Business: Cardiff and South East Wales. 1984 to date
Yellow Pages: Cardiff and South East Wales, 1978 to date
Residential: Cardiff, Gwent & Lower Wye Valley, 1984 to date
Bristol, Gloucestershire, Swindon & South Wales, 1984 to 1988
National Telephone Co. Ltd. List of subscribers, 1900


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers, Monmouth
Monmouth County. 1830 (incomplete); 1840-1841; 1843-1844; 1844-1845; 1849; 1852-1853; 1854; 1856; 1866; 1868-1872; 1874-1876; 1878-1879
Monmouth County, Northern Division. 1889; 1891; 1894; 1896; 1899; 1900; 1903-1909; 1915
Monmouth County, Southern Division. 1889; 1891; 1894; 1896; 1900; 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911-1912, 1915
Monmouth County, Western Division. 1889; 1890; 1894; 1896; 1900; 1903; 1905; 1907; 1910-1911; 1913-1915
United boroughs of Monmouth, Newport, Usk. 1845-1847; 1849; 1851; 1854; 1856; 1858-1862; 1868; 1882; 1884-1894; 1899; 1902-1908
Monmouth County, register of occupation electors, other than lodgers. 1900; 1903
Monmouth County (South), occupation electors, other than lodgers. 1888/ 1889: Risca, Pontllanfraith and Newbridge Division: 1898: St. Mellons Division, Pontllanfraith and Newbridge Division: 1901; 1904: Bassaleg, Crosskeys, Machen, Newport Bettws, Risca Districts
Monmouth County, Monmouth, Pontypool, Abertillery, Bedwellty, Ebbw Vale Districts: 1922-1938: 1945-1948: 1950-1972
Monmouth County, Monmouth, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Islwyn Districts: 1973-1996
Missing: 1975, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen. 1978, Torfaen. 1979, Torfaen, Islwyn. 1980, Islwyn. 1981, Torfaen, Islwyn. 1982, Torfaen, Islwyn. 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992, Torfaen
Monmouth County Absent Voters List: 1923-1929; 1931-1935
Newport
1871, West Ward roll. 1905, 1907, Electors list. 1906, Claims and objections list only. 1908, 1913, 1914, incl. claims and objections list. 1914, Parish of Newport (incomplete). 1914, 1918-1939; 1945-1996 (lacks 1972)
1918-1919, 1921-1923, Absent Voters List
Electoral Registers, Abergavenny, 1852

7(b) Poll Books

Monmouthshire. 18 July 1771, August 1847, November 1868
Monmouthshire, Newport, Usk. 11 October 1714, 12 March 1715, May 1831, January 1835, April 1852, November 1868


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988 edition, on microfiche, at Malpas Branch Library (Tel: 01633 821376)
1992 edition, on microfiche, at Newport Reference Library (Tel: 01633 211376)


9. Unpublished Indexes

A.D. Williams marriage indexes for: Monmouthshire (typescript); Glamorganshire (card index)
Gwent County Library bibliographies of: Gwent, Torfaen, Islwyn, Monmouth, Blaenau Gwent, Newport (All compiled 1986)
Parker's bibliography of Newport (compiled 1971)
Gwent County Library. Index of Family Pedigrees contained in Bradney's History of Monmouthshire and Coxe's Historical Tour through Monmouthshire. Compiled 1983
Marriage index relating to people from Monmouthshire, extracted from various volumes of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Journal


10. Parish Registers

CHURCH AND PARISH REGISTERS TRANSCRIPTS - MONMOUTHSHIRE

(For a tabulated listing of this information, see Newport church and parish registers)


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Gwent Family History Journal, August 1981 to date
Family Tree Magazine, May 1995 to date
Family History News and Digest, April 1995 to date
Gentleman's Magazine, 1785-1905


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

None


13. Other material

London marriage licences, 1521 to 1869. Published 1887
Ministry of Labour Dictionary of occupational terms based... on occupations used in the 1921 census
Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeology Society: abstract of wills from the Great Orphan Book, and Book of Wills
Newport Roll of Honour: World War I, World War II


14. Guides to Collections

None


15. Local Record Offices

Gwent County Record Office
County Hall
Cwmbran
Gwent
NP44 2XH
Tel: 01633 644886 or 01633 644888


Other information

Additional Resources held
County list of manorial records, published by the National Library of Wales
Newport Roll of Honour World Wars 1 and 2
British Isles Geneological Register [Big R] pub 1994 [Microfiche]
Glamorgan Marriage Index pre 1837 [Microfiche] Pub'd by Glamorgan FHS
Carmarthenshire Marriage Index 1813-1837 [Microfiche] Pub'd by Carmarthen FHS
South African War 1899-1902, Welsh Casualty List [Microfiche] Pub'd by Glamorgan FHS
Waterloo 1815 Memorial Plaques in Battle Chapel [Microfiche]

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS FOR:
Aberbargoed. Caersalem Baptist Chapel
Bedwas. St Barrwg, Hephizibah Welsh Baptist
Bedwellty. St Sennan
Caerphilly. Tonyfelin Welsh Baptist. Watford Congregational
Machen. St John. St Michael
Rhymney Valley. Twyn Carno. Ebenezer Chapel
St Mellons. St Mellons, Caersalem Baptist. Bethania Chapel

The Return of Owners of Land, 1873. Also known as 'Modern Domesday' - lists individuals owning at least one acre of land. Compiled from rating returns [bound vols and microfiche] for the following counties:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hertford, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wales, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire - East and West Riding,
Return of owners of Land for Monmouthshire [photocopy] extracted from bound volume no 1.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Catholic memorial incriptions, Monmouthshire Section in Catholic Record Society V12, pp 234-262, 1913.
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent Baptist Chapel, Monumental inscriptions grid ref 216047 [GFHG]
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent Baptist Chapel, Purchasers of Graves Book 1878-1989 [GFHG]
Blaenavon, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel and Llanover Road Cemetary, Monumental inscriptions grid ref 257094 [GFHG]
Blaenavon, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel and Llanover Road Burial Ground, Purchasers of Graves, Cemetary Plots and Burial Certificates [GFHG]
Blaina, St Peters, Monumental inscriptions grid ref 200080 [GFHG]
Cwmtillery, St Pauls, Monumental inscriptions grid ref 219062 [GFHG]
Nantyglo, Hermon Chapel, Monumental inscriptions grid ref 197100 [GFHG]
Pontypool, Penygarn Baptist Chapel Membership list at 13-1-1917 [GFHGJ
Pontypool, Tabernacle Baptist Church. Crane Street, membership list from 22-11-1840 to 2-8-1846 [GFHG]
List of Borough, Municipal and Private Cemetaries [GFHG]
Abergavenny Street Survey 1979-84 [Abergavenny Local History Society]