Are you interested in tracing the history of your family, your house or your community? If the answer is yes, Glamorgan Archives can help you.

Glamorgan Archives holds many documents that can help you to find out more about the people and places in your community.

We hold many basic history sources that will help to get you off to a good start in your research. We also have more specialised records such as police and workhouse records.

In 2010 Glamorgan Archives moved to a new purpose-built facility in Leckwith, Cardiff.  Details of how to find us, our opening hours and what to bring on your first visit are available on our website where you will also find more about the information we hold on topics which might interest you.  If you cannot come in we do offer a research service for a fee. 

Members of the Orders of Rechabites, Aberdare

The records we hold include:

Free public access to many online genealogical sources, including some subscription based websites (including birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837 and census returns).

We have Parish Registers for all the ancient parishes in Glamorgan. We also have records of many non-conformist causes, including the Society of Friends.

Records of all levels of administration are held here from the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions to Community Councils, as well as all the services they provided; schools, building regulation plans, workhouses and children’s’ homes, electoral registers from 1840 to date.

We have police, hospital, shipping and maritime records, and many collections relating to the coal industry and other business and commercial activities in the area.

Families, estates and many individuals have placed their records in our care for people to use. Many of these collections include photographs and other images.  We hold maps for all of Rhondda Cynon Taff and for the whole of Glamorgan from the 1700’s up to the 20th century.

You can also search for records on Archives Wales

Penywaun Infants School - 1952

Aberaman Junior School

Ynys Lwyd Sunday School