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Parish Baptisms Burials Marriages   Postage
Price Band
Aberaman St Margaret 1882 - 1930 - - £18.00 b
Aberaman St Margaret, St Barnabas & St Peter 1899 - 1914 - - £4.50 a
Aberavon St Mary  1692 - 1900 1691 - 1900 1696 - 1837 £11.00 b
Aberdare St John the Baptist  1734 - 1900 1734 - 1924 1717 - 1837 £22.00 c
Aberdare St John the Baptist  - - 1837 - 1925 £18.00 c
Aberdare, St. Elvan  1863 - 1889 - - £4.50 a
Aberdare, St. Elvan  - - 1855 - 1918 £6.50 b
Aberdare St. Fagan 1854 - 1911 1855 - 1942 - £5.50 b
Aberdare St. Fagan - - 1854 - 1925 £3.25 a
Aberpergwm St Cadoc 1849 - 1921 1849 - 1987   £4.50 a
& Blaengwrach St. Mary 1895 - 1925 1895 - 1988      
Baglan, St. Baglan 1721 - 1925 1721 - 1968 1721 - 1837 £5.50 a
Barry St. Nicholas  1724 - 1900 1724 - 1900 1724 - 1837 £3.25 a
Bettws St. David 1721 - 1926 1723 - 1950 1722 - 1836 £5.50 b
Bishopston St. Teilo  1677 - 1891 1677 - 1890 1678 - 1838 £4.50 a
Bonvilston St. Mary  1696 - 1900 1696 - 1901 1696 - 1837 £3.25 a
Briton Ferry / Llansawel St Mary's 1668 - 1925 1686 - 1965 1668 - 1837 £11.00 b
Caerphilly, St. Martins 1813 - 1924 1813 - 1923 1813 - 1820 £9.00 b
Cadoxton J Barry St. Cadoc  1724 - 1889 1724 - 1901 1724 - 1837 £4.50 a
Cadoxton J Neath St. Catwg  1721 - 1899 1721 - 1889 1721 - 1837 £38.50 e
Caerau Ely St. Mary with  1725 - 1903 1725 - 1902 1727 - 1836 £4.50 a
Michaelston-Super-Ely St. Michael  1721 - 1905 1724 - 1909 1724 - 1950    
Capel Llanilterne, St. Ellteryn 1717 - 1925 1724 - 1999  1727 - 1950 £3.25 a
Cardiff,  All Saints 1867 - 1893 1867 - 1944 - £3.25 a
Cardiff, Canton St John 1858 - 1924 - - £40.50 e
Cardiff, Roath St. Germans 1884 - 1924  - 1887 - 1918 £22.50 d
St. Germans is available as a CD complete with a scanned copy of the book "History of St Germans"  price £20 +p&p
Cardiff  Roath St. Margaret  1724 - 1879 1724 - 1876 1724 - 1837 £6.50 b
Cardiff  Roath St. Margaret  (parts 3-9) 1879 - 1923 1876 - 1952 - £31.50 e
Cardiff, St. John the Baptist  1669 - 1840 1669 - 1841 1669 - 1837 £33.00 e
Cardiff, St. John the Baptist  (11 books) 1841 - 1921 - - £45.00 e
Cardiff, St. John the Baptist    (5 Books) - 1841 - 1911 - £27.50 d
Cardiff, St. Andrews 1863 - 1925 1863 - 1911 - £3.25 a
Cardiff, St David     (Roman Catholic)  1836 - 1915 - - £22.00 d
Cardiff, St David     (Roman Catholic)  - - 1839 - 1915 £11.00 b
Cardiff, St David     (Roman Catholic)  - 1839 - 1873 - £3.25 a
Cardiff, St. Dyfrig 1885 - 1894 1895 - 1927 - £3.25 a
Cardiff, St. Illtyd & 1890 - 1925 - - £3.25 a
Cardiff, St Samson & 1904 - 1918 - -    
Cardiff, St. Stephen 1878 - 1925 - -
Cardiff, St. Mary 1843 - 1925 1848 - 1917 - £33.00 e
Cardiff, St. Paul    (Roman Catholic) 1881 - 1915 - 1882 - 1915 £3.25 a
Cardiff, St. Peter (Roath)   (R. Catholic) 1861 - 1915 - 1862 - 1915 £16.50 c
Cardiff, St. Teilo 1884 - 1925 - - £6.50 b
Cheriton, St. Cadoc 1672 - 1925 1872 - 1991 1671 - 1950 £4.50 a
Cilybebyll, St John the Evangelist 1696 - 1890 1696 - 1890 1723 - 1837 £4.50 a
Clydach, St John & St Mary 1845 - 1925 1847 - 1927 - £5.50 b
Coity, St. Mary 1713 - 1920 1720 - 1916 1728 - 1833 £13.50 b
Cogan St. Peter & 1724 - 1857 1721 - 1823 1728 - 1821 £3.25 a
& Lavernock St. Lawrence  1724 - 1904 1724 - 1902 1725 - 1836    
Colwinston St. Michael  1696 - 1951 1696 - 1992 1725 - 1836 £4.50 a
Cowbridge The Holy Cross  1718 - 1887 1735 - 1873 1721 - 1837 £9.00 b
Coychurch St. Crallo  1733 - 1900 1736 - 1900 1723 - 1837 £9.00 b
Dowlais. St. Illtyd    (Roman Catholic)     1836 - 1900 £5.50 b
Dowlais. St. Illtyd    (Roman Catholic) 1836 - 1900 - - £9.00 b
Dowlais. St. Illtyd    (Roman Catholic) - 1856 - 1890 - £3.25 a
Dowlais St John the Baptist 1839 - 1925 1839 - 1920 - £13.50 b
Eglwys Brewis, St. Brewis  See Gileston
Eglwysilan St. Ilan  1679 - 1900 1694 - 1891 1695 - 1838 £18.00 d
Ewenny St Michael  1725 - 1925 1714 - 1925 1755 - 1837 £4.50 a
Flemingston St. Michael  1576 - 1900 1576 - 1900 1678 - 1839 £3.25 a
Fochriw, Pentwyn Cemetery Burials       £4.50 a
Gileston St. Giles &  1701 - 1940 1702 - 1946 1701 - 1836 £3.25 a
Eglwys Brewis St. Brewis.  1722 - 1939 1721 - 1935 1724 - 1860    
Ilston St Illtyd 1679 - 1925 1683 - 1992 1654 - 1950 £4.50 a
Gelligaer St. Cattwg  1696 - 1909 1696 - 1908 1709 - 1837 £13.50 b
Glyncorrwg St. John  1702 - 1905 1702 - 1908 1724 - 1837 £4.50 a
Glyntaff , St. Mary 1848 - 1926 1848 - 1884 - £6.50 b
Hirwaun St. Llewrwg  1858 - 1925 1901 - 1910 1886 - 1925 £4.50 a
Laleston St. David  1721 - 1899 1721 - 1899 1721 - 1837 £4.50 a
Lavernock St. Lawrence  see Cogan
Leckwith St. James, &  1724 - 1880 1724 - 1880 1725 - 1838 £3.25 a
Michaelston Le Pit St. Michael  1724 - 1900 1724 - 1900 1724 - 1837    
Lisvane St. Denys  1724 - 1902 1724 - 1902 1724 - 1838 £3.25 a
Llanblethian St. Blethian  1661 - 1893 1661 - 1893 1664 - 1837 £5.50 a
Llancarfan St. Cadoc  1696 - 1900 1696 - 1899 1619 - 1838 £6.50 b
Llandaff Cathedral  1724 - 1844 1724 - 1845 1724 - 1838 £11.00 b
Llandaff Cathedral (Parts 3 - 11) 9 books 1844 - 1930 1845 - 1990 1838 - 1910 £40.50 e

Llandaff Cathedral also available on a CD at  £ 21.00 +p&p  see CD page

Llandeilo Talybont, St Teilo 1662 - 1925 1662 - 1960 1662 - 1950 £16.50 c
Llandewi St. David 1679 - 1925 1679 - 1976 1686 - 1837 £3.25 a
Llandough-J-Cowbridge St. Dochdwy  1583 - 1943 1583 - 1986 1585 - 1839 £3.25 a
Llandough-J-Penarth St. Dochdwy  1724 - 1880 1725 - 1883 1724 - 1839 £3.25 a
Llandow - Holy Trinity  1688 - 1925 1668 - 1992 1723 - 1836 £3.25 a
Llanederyn St. Edeyrn  1701 - 1900 1701 - 1898 1701 - 1837 £4.50 a
Llandyfodwg, St. Tyfodwg 1721 - 1897 1770 - 1905 1696 - 1836 £4.50 a
Llanfabon - St Mabon 1717 - 1916 1717 - 1922 1717 - 1837 £13.50 c
Llangan St. Canna  1689 - 1978 1705 - 1984 1724 - 1838 £3.25 a
Llangeinor, St.Cein  1723 - 1908 1723 - 1906 1723 - 1837 £5.50 b
Llangennith. St Cennydd 1671 - 1925 1671 - 1971 1671 - 1950 £5.50 a
Llangiwg St Ciwg, 1685 - 1892 1685 - 1881 1677 - 1837 £11.00 b
&  Pontardawe Chapel at Ease  1862 - 1915 - -    
Llangyfelach SS. David & Cyfelach  1686 - 1905 1686 - 1863 1693 - 1837 £33.00 e
Llangynwyd, St. Cynwyd 1662 - 1901 1662 - 1901 1662 - 1838 £22.00 d
Llanharan Parish of Ss. Julius & Aaron  1615 - 1901 1641 - 1900 1721 - 1838 £3.25 a
Llanharry St. Illtud  1725 - 1901 1725 - 1901 1725 - 1837 £3.25 a
Llanilid SS. Illid & Curig  1696 - 1922 1696 - 1924 1730 - 1834 £3.25 a
Llanishen St. Isan  1717 - 1901 1717 - 1900 1725 - 1837 £4.50 a
Llanmadoc, St. Madoc 1683 - 1925 1672 - 1989 1672 - 1950 £4.50 a
Llanmaes St Cattwg & 1583 - 1925 1583 - 1988 1584 - 1836 £5.50 a
Llanmihangel St. Michael 1755 - 1925 1731 - 1991 1759 - 1837    
Llanrhidian SS. Rhidian & Illtyd  1671 - 1885 1671 - 1908 1671 - 1928 £13.50 b
Llansamlet, St. Samlet 1704 - 1920 1704 - 1935 1680 - 1937 £33.00 e
Llansannor St. Senwyr  1723 - 1900 1723 - 1900 1724 - 1845 £3.25 a
Llantrisant SS. Illtyd, Gwynno, Dyfodwg.  1717 - 1871 1728 - 1870 1717 - 1837 £16.50 c
Llantrithyd St Illtyd  1571 - 1925 1571 - 1991 1571 - 1837 £4.50 a
Llantwit Fardre St. Illtyd  1632 - 1850 1632 - 1850 1625 - 1837 £9.00 b
Llantwit Major St. Illtud  1707 - 1900 1721 - 1901 1696 - 1837 £9.00 b
Llantwit juxta Neath  (7 Books) 1695 - 1896 1696 - 1891 1696 - 1837 £31.50 e
Llanwonno St Gwynno  1718 - 1925 1718 - 1920 1717 - 1837 £16.50 c
Llysworney St Tydfil  1619 - 1991 1608 - 1991 1588 - 1837 £3.25 a
Loughor, St Michael 1669 - 1925 1669 - 1994 1669 - 1925 £13.50 c
Maesteg, St. David 1845 - 1898 - - £3.25 a
Marcross Holy Trinity  1696 - 1986 1696 - 1986 1728 - 1836 £2.00 a
Margam St. Mary  1672 - 1901 1672 - 1900 1675 - 1837 £22.00 d
Merthyr Dyfan St. Dyfan  1724 - 1886 1724 - 1900 1728 - 1836 £3.25 a
Merthyr Mawr St. Teilo  1696 - 1899 1696 - 1899 1727 - 1836 £3.25 a
Merthyr Tydfil. St. Mary’s RC  1859– 1928 - - £22.50 d
Merthyr Tydfil. St. Mary’s RC  - - 1859 - 1927 £9.00 b
Merthyr Tydfil. St. Mary’s RC  - 1897 - 1931 - £5.50 a
Merthyr Tydfil St. Tydfil's 1703 - 1837 1704 - 1838 1717 - 1837 £44.00 e
Merthyr Tydfil, St. Tydfil's Burial Ground   1838 - 1888   £22.50 d
Michaelston Le Pit  see Leckwith
Michaelston-Super-Avon - St. Michael 1696 - 1890 1696 - 1890 1723 - 1837 £9.00 b
Michaelston-Super-Ely  See Caerau
Michaelston y Fedw,  MON 1660 - 1900 1658 - 1967 1603 - 1837 £6.50 e
Monknash St. Mary Magdalene  1721 - 1987 1721 - 1901 1721 - 1837 £3.25 a
Mountain Ash, Miskin, St John 1910 -1935   1910 - 1931 £6.50 b
Mountain Ash, St Margaret 1859 - 1931   1865 - 1933 £36.00 e
Neath. St. Thomas 1653 - 1900 1653 - 1898 1694 - 1837 £40.50 e
& St. David 1867 - 1902 - -    
Neath Valley - Lay Register 1623 - 1679 1639 - 1680 1654 - 1679 £3.25 a
Nolton Chapel of Ease to Coity 1840 - 1925 - - £18.00 c
Newcastle, Bridgend, St Illtud 1721 - 1896 1721 - 1897 1721 - 1838 £9.00 b
Newton Nottage St. John  1715 - 1899 1715 - 1898 1716 - 1837 £9.00 b
Nicholaston, St. Nicholas  1672 - 1925 1671 - 1935 1671 - 1935 £4.50 a
& Penmaen, St. John the Baptist  1687 - 1902 1686 - 1901 1686 - 1837    
Oxwich, St. Illtyd  1672 - 1903 1672 - 1901 1677 - 1837 £3.25 a
Oystermouth - All Saints  1671 - 1901 1671 - 1954 1671 - 1837 £13.50 b
Penarth St. Augustine  1724 - 1900 1724 - 1900 1725 - 1837 £9.00 b
Pendoylan St Cadoc  1569 - 1901 1569 - 1902 1569 - 1840 £5.50 b
Penllyn St. Brynach  1721 - 1902 1721 - 1902 1631 - 1845 £3.25 a
Penmark St. Mary  1696 - 1893 1696 - 1898 1696 - 1837 £5.50 b
Penmaen, St. John the Baptist  see Nicholaston
Pennard, St. Mary  1677 - 1925 1677 - 1944 1680 - 1837 £4.50 a
Penrice, St. Andrew 1637 - 1925 1628 - 1987 1631 - 1950 £4.50 a
Penrihwceiber, St Winifred 1883 - 1925 1901 - 1945 1884 - 1925 £13.50 b
Pentyrch St Catwg  1678 - 1868 1695 - 1868 1695 - 1845 £5.50 b
Peterson super Ely St. Peter  1724 - 1900 1724 - 1900 1724 - 1839 £3.25 a
Peterston s Montem St. Peter & 1745 - 1900 1745 - 1900 1721 - 1837 £3.25 a
Bethlehem Welsh Congreg. Chapel   1777 - 1814 1830 - 1837 -    
Pontypridd, St. Catherine's 1884 - 1925 - 1884 - 1925 £18.00 c
Porteynon St. Cattwg  1672 - 1921 1672 - 1939 1681 - 1837 £4.50 a
Porthkerry St. Curig  1724 - 1899 1724 - 1902 1724 - 1836 £3.25 a
Port Talbot - Taibach Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1886 - 1935 - - £3.25 a
Pyle & Kenfig St. James  1695 - 1876 1695 - 1898 1688 - 1837 £9.00 b
Radyr St. John  1725 - 1900 1725 - 1900 1717 - 1836 £3.25 a
Reynoldston, St. George 1682 - 1925 1682 - 1993 1682 - 1950 £4.50 a
Rhossili St. Mary the Virgin  1641 - 1926 1642 - 1911 1665 - 1950 £4.50 a
Rudry St. James  1625 - 1900 1637 - 1900 1640 - 1835 £4.50 a
Rumney, St Augustine 1696 - 1925 1606 - 1973 1696 - 1900 £5.50 b
St. Andrews Major St. Andrew  1696 - 1905 1696 - 1901 1696 - 1837 £6.50 b
St. Athan St. Tathan  1677 - 1891 1663 - 1899 1683 - 1838 £4.50 a
St Brides Major St. Bridget  1721 - 1901 1721 - 1901 1721 - 1837 £9.00 b
St. Brides Minor St. Bride  1723 - 1900 1723 - 1901 1696 - 1837 £6.50 b
St. Brides Super-Ely St. Bride  1717 - 1901 1717 - 1902 1724 - 1837 £2.00 a
St. Donats St. Donat  1572 - 1899 1571 - 1899 1570 - 1837 £4.50 a
St. Fagans St. Mary  1689 - 1882 1689 - 1884 1689 - 1837 £5.50 a
St. George's-super-Ely St. George  1693 - 1900 1695 - 1900 1697 - 1837 £3.25 a
St. Hillary St. Hillary  1690 - 1925 1690 - 1925 1690 - 1836 £3.25 a
St. Lythans St. Bleddian  1724 - 1901 1724 - 1901 1724 - 1838 £2.00 a
St. Mary Church The Annunciation  1584 - 1912 1605 - 1985 1577 - 1839 £3.25 a
St. Mary Hill St. Mary  1696 - 1985 1696 - 1985 1696 - 1837 £3.25 a
St. Nicholas St. Nicholas  1724 - 1900 1724 - 1902 1724 - 1837 £4.50 a
Sketty St Paul. 1850 - 1920 1851 - 1920 - £9.00 b
Skewen, St John 1850 - 1922 1851 - 1929 1850 - 1925 £13.50 b
Swansea, St. John juxta Swansea 1797 - 1923 1797 - 1885 1785 - 1837 £9.00 b
Swansea St Mary Parts 1 - 6 1631 - 1837 - - £33.00 e
Swansea St Mary Parts 7 - 11 - 1631 - 1837 1631 - 1837 £27.50 d
Swansea St Mary Parts 12 - 17 1838 - 1900 1838 - 1900 - £33.00 e
Swansea, Waunarlwyd, St. Barnabus 1888 - 1925 1895 - 1992 1892 - 1950 £3.25 a
Sully St John  1724 - 1901 1725 - 1901 1717 - 1836 £3.25 a
Tondu, St .John  1868 - 1915 1868 - 1933 - £4.50 a
Troedyrhiw, Pontyrhun St John - - 1860 - 1920 £3.25 a
Tythegston St. Tydwg  1721 - 1901 1721 - 1901 1723 - 1837 £3.25 a
Vaynor St Gwynno 1714 - 1925 1714 - 1950 1714 - 1925 £36.00 e
Welsh St. Donats St Donat  1724 - 1925 1724 - 1925 1726 - 1844 £3.25 a
Wenvoe St. Mary  1585 - 1891 1587 - 1900 1586 - 1837 £4.50 b
Whitchurch St. Mary  1718 - 1838 1717 - 1838 1732 - 1837 £9.00 b
Whitchurch St. Mary  1838 - 1926 1838 - 1932 - £22.50 d
Whitchurch St. Mary - - 1837 - 1901 £3.25 a
Wick. St James  1721 - 1915 1721 - 1987 1721 - 1837 £4.50 a
Ystradowen St. Owain  1696 - 1904 1696 - 1927 1697 - 1837 £3.25 a
Ystradyfodwg St. John Baptist  1717 - 1883 1629 - 1987 1717 - 1837 £9.00 b

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Chapel Registers

          Postage
  Baptisms Burials Marriages Price Band
Aberdare Chapels 1788 - 1951 1809 - 1836 - £3.25 a
Aberdare Hen-dy-Cwrdd, Unitarian, Trecynon 1788 - 1915 - £5.50
& Tabernacle - Duke Street, Aberdare Baps, Burial Dates + Members
Aberdare Ebenezer, Robertstown, & Nebo High St, Hirwaun & Salem, Chapel St. Gadlys. 1790 - 1851 Communicants 1817-1843 £5.50 b
Barry, Porthkerry Rd Wesleyan Methodist 1889 - 1930 -       1893 -1934      £3.25 a
 & Cadoxton Wesleyan Methodist 1877 - 1925 -
Bridgend, English Wesleyan Methodist 1844 -1925   1905-1920 £3.25 a
Bridgend, Tabernacle & Ruhannah 1785 - 1891 1861-1874 - £5.50 a
Cardiff Charles St. Congr. + members 1853 - 1925 1854-1947 1875-1925 £3.25 a
& Windsor Place Presbyterian 1903 - 1925 - -
Cardiff Bethany English Baptist St Mary St. 1804 - 1837 1807 - 1837   £4.50 a
Members 1806 - 1857          
Cardiff Ebenezer, Welsh Wesleyan 1799 - 1837 - - £5.50 a
Ebenezer, Independent 1817 - 1837
Ebenezer Welsh Cong. Members List & 1826 - 1854
Welsh Wesleyan Circuit 1818 - 1837
Cardiff Guilford St. & Newport Rd + Memb. 1864 - 1868 - - £9.75 b
Cardiff Tabernacle  Register of Members 1847 - 1875 £4.50 a
Cardiff Tabernacle & Ystorfa & Y Gair journal  1813 - 1847 - - £3.25 a
details 1842          
Gelligaer Hengoed Baptist 1801 - 1839 1738 - 1871   £5.50 b
& Membership Register 1738 - 1871          
Llangyfelach Congregationalists, Mynyddbach Register 1688-1792 £4.50 a
Mountain Ash English Baptist Chapel Members List 1866 - 1894 £9.00 b
Mountain Ash English Baptist Chapel Lords Supper 1891 - 1897 £4.50 a
Admissions / Dismissions 1888 - 1892
Mountain Ash English Baptist Chapel Members List 1898 - 1921 £13.50 b
Merthyr Tydfil Ynysgau Presbyterians 1786 - 1837 - - £9.00 b
Merthyr Tydfil Penydarren - Williams Memorial Congregational Church - Cradle Roll Records 1912 - 1920. Register of Baptisms 1929 - 1930 Pledge Book 1910  - 1920 Members List 1912 - 1928       £4.50 a
Merthyr Tydfil Zoar Independent 1810 - 1839 - - £4.50 a
& Membership List 1842
Merthyr Tydfil, Pontmorlais Wesleyan Chapel 1804 - 1837 - 1899-1925 £4.50 a
Merthyr Tydfil Pennsylvania Baptisms & 1807 - 1897 - - £3.25 a
Ebenezer Welsh Independent. 1793 - 1849 1846 - 1847 -
Merthyr Tydfil Methodist Welsh Circuit  1826 - 1837 - - £5.50 a
Peterston super Ely, Croes y Parc Baptist Membership List 1811 - 1860 £3.25 a
Porth, Cymmer Independent Chapel 1813 - 1844 1813 - 1817 - £2.00 a
Quakers Yard, Berthlwyd Chapel Burial Register and Members List 1931-1936 £6.50 b
Rhydyfelin, Ebenezer Glantaf Independent Membership List 1852-1909 £4.50 a
Rhydyfelin, Ebenezer Glantaf Independent Membership List 1922-1950 £4.50 a
Senghenydd, Noddfa Chapel Members Register 1894-1904 £1.50 a
Vale of Glamorgan Collection various dates 1798 - 1837 1806 - 1930 - £6.50 a
see notes below 1849 & 1925        
Ystrad Rhondda, Nebo Baptist & M.I's  1795 - 1849 - - £2.00 a

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New Publications

After nearly 14 years and 3 laptops later, Rosa Knight, one of the stalwarts of the Project Team has decided to ‘retire’. She transcribed the vast majority of the 126 Glamorgan Parish Registers herself; some like the Vale parishes were small registers, but the Swansea and Cardiff parishes were huge and took many months to complete. We all wish her well in her retirement. 

As you can see the Project Team has been very busy clearing the backlog of register transcripts, and other bits and pieces, that seem to have been almost finished, but not quite. In no particular order we have the following:-

The Baptisms for parish of Nolton, Chapel of Ease to Coity, for 1840 - 1925 in 4 booklets.  

The Birth, Death & Membership for the Bethany English Baptist Chapel, Cardiff, Births 1804 -1837, Deaths 1807 - 1837 and Members 1806 - 1857 with 1 odd year of 1855, in 1 booklet. 

Another Cardiff Nonconformist chapel, this time Guildford Street with Newport Road, Baptisms 1864 - 1868 and 1868 - 1933, and Members 1869 - 1893, 3 booklets. 

Hengoed Baptist Chapel, Gelligaer, Births 1801 - 1839, Members 1886 - 1872 and a register of the Burial Ground, 1738 – 1871, in 2 booklets. 

A collection of small Chapel transcripts. There weren’t enough to make a publication in their own right, so these have been put together and called “The Vale of Glamorgan Collection”, consisting of Llanblethian Maendy Chapel, Llantwit Major Bethesda Independent Chapel, Llantwit Major Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pendoylan Clawdd Calvinistic Chapel, Penmark Sardis and Aberthaw Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, St. Athan Wesleyan Methodist, Cowbridge Circuit, and St Nicholas Trehil Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. These are Births and Baptisms, various dates, between 1798 - 1837 and 1849 - 1925, with the Burials 1806 - 1830, in 2 booklets. 

Gelligaer, a Collection of Registers”, this contains Indentures, Bonds & Removal orders 1791-1793, from St. Cattwg, Gelligaer, a Grave Yard Register for St. Cattwg’s Church, 1883 - 1892. Craig Bargoed Independent Chapel, Births & Baptisms 1831-1838 and Ystrad Mynach Siloah Membership List 1916-1920, 1 booklet.  

Capel Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff, the Registration of Births, 1813-1847, a transcript of the register, and information of 2 journals “Ystorfa” & “Y Gair yn ei Bryd” 1842 - many thanks to a member of the Glamorgan Record Office Staff for the translation into English for us! This register is still with the Chapel. 

Another 2 parts of “The Historic Roll for Wales” 1898 -1904, also known as the ‘Wesleyan Methodist 20th Century Fund’, parts 3 & 4. These cover the Newport, Risca, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Ferndale (English), Bridgend and Cowbridge circuits.  

Something that is just outside Glamorgan in Breconshire, just over the border near Merthyr. The MI’s for Bethlehem Independent Chapel, Pontsticill, Vaynor and Capel Taf Fechan, Chapel of Ease, Llanthetty. In 1926, the Taf Fechan Valley was flooded to make a new reservoir, and these two places of worship were demolished. The graves, headstones and monuments were removed to a field higher up the mountain side, or relatives moved the headstone to other churchyards. Although the church and chapel were in the same valley they were in two different parishes. Many thanks to Merthyr Tydfil Reference Library for the loan of the papers.

Another Baptism Register, this time Aberdare, Aberamam:- St, Margaret’s, 1882-1930, St. Margaret’s & St. Barnabas 1899-1914 & St. Peter’s, Capcoch Mission Rooms, 1899 -1915,  

And one for Margaret Baird, who has waited patiently for Sketty St Paul for some time, Baptism 1850-1920 and Burials 1851-1920, in 2 booklets. 

And, to finish, a publication that has been taken from a Churchwardens & Sextons book, dated 1868. The original is in 2 volumes in West Glamorgan Archives Swansea, each of about 180 pages. The Churchwarden made lists of all the people who were buried in the St. Mary’s Church and Churchyard in Swansea, he made excellent drawings of all the monuments and headstones, which can be found throughout the books, he lists the people buried from the oldest, aged 108  to the youngest, 1 week, the earliest chancel burial 1622,  the oldest date in the churchyard 1716, those that died out of the parish who were buried there, even a short list of what some people died of - many were drowned - and the cost of a burial, plus much more.


What's in the Register

Find the Church you want and you will see the actual dates pertaining to that register. All the GFHS transcriptions for Parish Registers contain the following information. for example :-

Whitchurch St. Mary 

Baptismal Index based on Father’s Surname

Baptismal Index based on Father’s Forename

Baptismal Index based on Mother’s Surname

Burial Index based on Individual’s Surname

Marriages Indexed by Bridegroom

Marriages Indexed by Bride

The first Baptismal Index contains all baptisms from (dates) and assumes that the child has been given the father’s surname - the present-day practice.

The second Baptismal Index contains baptisms up to 1812 only, and is based on the father’s Christian Name - useful for identifying those baptisms where a patronymic has been used.

The third Baptismal Index contains only those children whose mother’s surname differs from the father’s, or where only the mother’s surname appears.

Burials are covered from (1718 - 1838 ): Marriages from ( 1717 - 1838).

These indexes are intended only as a finding-aid, and do not contain all the detail of the original registers, copies of which can be consulted in the Glamorgan Record Offices. To aid indexing, old-style dates (pre-1752) have been converted to modern usage; where a father has more than two names in the early registers, only the first is treated as a "forename"; all the "ap" pre-fIxes have been removed. In the burial index, all widows using their maiden name are listed under their husband’s surname, with their maiden name following their forename. Modern place-names have been used where positively identified.

The Glamorgan Family History Society would like to thank all the officials who sanctioned this project for their enthusiastic support. All transcription, computer-entry and checking were carried out by members of this Society.

Abbreviations In Baptism & Burial Indexes

A = Adult;  (F) = Female ;  I = Infant;   (M) = Male;    T= Entry taken from Bishop's Transcript
V= Composite of PR and BT;  ! = Illegitimate;   + = Deceased;  * = Extra information in register

 

ã The Glamorgan Family History Society 2009

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