Merthyr Tydfil Public Library Service has an extensive Local History Collection which includes:
- Copies of Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers for many churches in Merthyr Tydfil.
- Census Returns and Personal Name Indexes for Merthyr Tydfil in ten year intervals between 1841 & 1901.
- Monumental Inscription Indexes
- Published indexes by the Glamorgan Family History Society
- Early Voter’s Lists & Electoral Registers for Merthyr Tydfil. Note: There are large gaps in the sequences.
- Merthyr Express (Merthyr Edition) & other early Merthyr Tydfil newspapers on microfilm from 1864.
- Access to the British Newspaper Archive from all of our FREE to access Library PCs
- Early Ordnance Survey maps for the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough & other historical maps.
- Early County directories for Glamorganshire
- Extensive collection of local photographs
We also have the following services to help you with your research:
- A3 scanner to digitise old family photos and other memorabilia
- A3 printer and laminator for family trees and charts
- Wide range of local & family history books which can help you gain skills and a better understanding of what life was like for your ancestors
- Staff members on hand to answer your questions
If you are unable to visit in person, research may be undertaken on your behalf. There is a charge for this service, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01685 353480 for details.