Census returns are detailed returns of all those occupying
every house in every street, and they are made every ten years.
These returns are very useful documents to aid a family history
Census returns are currently available for the years of 1841,
1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901. They can be consulted for the
County of Glamorgan and most of Monmouthshire at the Glamorgan
Records Office Cardiff. The 1901 Census is now available on the
Internet, you can access this at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census/
Glamorgan Records Office
Tel: (029) 2087 2200
Further information can be found on the Archives Council of
Wales website at: www.llgc.org.uk/cac/
For more information about Census Online contact:
Census Online Team
Public Record Office
Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: (020) 8392 5200
Parish registers are another good source of important
information. These hold records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials,
some of which have survived since 1538 when Ministers and Clergy
were first introduced to recording such events.
Registers for the Glamorgan Parishes can be consulted in:
Glamorgan Records Office Cardiff
Tel: (020) 2087 2200
(Glamorgan Records Office)
Some local libraries also hold Parish Records for their
General Register Office
The General Register Office Indexes are alphabetical
personal-name indexes to all the births, deaths and marriages
registered in England and Wales since civil registration began on
These indexes also hold some births, deaths and marriages of
British Nationals and British Armed Forces, which took place
abroad, from the late 18th century including both World Wars.
The Glamorgan Records office has purchased a complete set of
these indexes on microfiche for the years 1837-2001.
There may be a number of other websites also available on the
internet to aid with tracing your family history.