Family History Sources Held at Treorchy Library

Census Records

Rhondda Cynon Taf Library Service pays a subscription that ensures public access to the Ancestry Library Edition / Find my past websites at any branch library. The website contains UK census records from 1841 to 1901; 1911 available on Find my Past and can be searched according to name or area It also contains other databases including an index for birth, marriage and death records from 1837 to 2005 and British Army World War 1 service records.

Census Indexes

  • 1841 Census for Glamorgan (CD-ROM)
  • 1851 Census for Glamorgan (CD-ROM).
  • 1861 Census for Glamorgan (CD-ROM).
  • 1881 Wales and most English Counties on Fiche, CD for United Kingdom.
  • 1891 Census of Glamorgan (CD-ROM)
  • 1891 Cwm Rhondda Census (CD -ROM)
  • 1891 Census of Aberdare (CD-ROM)
  • 1891 Census East Glamorgan Parishes,invluding Gelligaer, Llantrisant, Eglwsilian, Llanwonno (CD-ROM).
  • 1901 Census for Glamorgan

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1984 Edition for England and Wales: contains records that list dates and places of birth, christenings, and marriages. Includes people who lived any time after the early 1500s up through the early 1900s. These names have been researched and extracted from thousands of original records.

Electoral Registers

  • Rhondda East and West Constituency 1918 - 1970.
  • Rhondda Constituency 1971 to date (1978 missing).

Newspapers/Magazines

  • Rhondda Chronicle 1884 - 1898 microfolm (positive)
  • Rhondda Leader 1897 - 1943 microfilm (negative).
  • Rhondda Leader 1944 - 1990 microfilm (positive).
  • Rhondda Leader 1994 - to date, microfilm (positive).
  • Rhondda Leader 1944 - 1993 bound volumes.
  • South Wales Echo 1987 to date, microfilm.
  • Western Mail 1948 to date, microfilm.
  • The Ocean and National magazine 1928 - 1940
  • Pontypridd District Herald 1878 (9Feb. 28 Dec.). 1879, 1880, 1881 (1 Jan. - 7 May), 1884 (only 12 Apr.), 1890 (6 Dec. - 27 Dec.), 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894 (6 Jan. - 11 Aug.)

Parish Records

  • Ystradyfodwg Parish - Bishop’s Transcripts: Marriages 1842,
  • Baptisms 1867, Burials 1867 (all on Microfilm).
  • Ystradyfodwg Marriages 1837 - 1900 (CD-ROM, includes only those marriages performed at the Parish Church)
  • All Saints Church Maerdy: Register of Banns 1886 - 1928
  • Nebo Chapel, Ystrad: Burial Inscriptions, Baptist Register 1795 - 1849
  • St. Albans Church, Treherbert: Banns of Marriage 1891 - 1915,
  • 1922 - 1958, 1958 - 1964, 1972 - 1982 (surname index available)
  • All Saints, Treherbert: 1945 - 1963 (surname index available)
  • Parish of Treherbert, Confirmation Records: 1950 - 1960 (surname index available)
  • Glamorgan Baptism Index 1569-1837 (CD-ROM)

Trade Directories

Kellys South Wales Trade Directories 1895, 1906, 1926 (Bound Volumes)

Maps

Tithe maps and schedule - Ystradyfodwg Parish. (c.1841)

Ordnance Survey Maps:

  • County Series 1st edition c. 1875 Rhondda
  • County Series 2nd edition c 1900 Rhondda
  • County Series 3rd edition c1920 Rhondda

Monumental Inscriptions

Published by G.F.H.S, copies relevant to the Rhondda purchased as and when available.

  • Aberffrwyd Cemetery, Mountain Ash, monumental inscriptions (CD-ROM)
  • Llanharan Cemetery, Monumental Inscriptions (CD-ROM

Burial Records and Internment Records

  • Treorchy Cemetery 1871 - 1991
  • Trealaw Cemetery 1881 - 1990.
  • Ferndale Cemetery 1877 - 1991
  • Penrhys Cemetery 1929 - 1991.

Colliery Records

Payment Books

  • Dare Pit September 1877 - February 1879.
  • Eastern Pit February 1882 - December 1882.
  • Maindy Pits April 1912 - August 1912.
  • Maindy Pits May 1911 - October 1911.
  • Parc Pit 1907.

Register of Ordinary Accidents

  • Ocean Collieries 1902 - 1906
  • Ocean Collieries 1906 - 1908

Colliers Coal and Dead Work Pay Account

  • Dare Pit October 1874 - February 1877
  • Dare Pit March 1877 - June 1879
  • Maindy Pit February 1878 - November 1879

Compensation Payment Book

  • Abergorky Collieries July 1916 - August 1925

Register of Accidents

  • Ocean Collieries October 1912 - March 1914

Royalty and Way-Leave Accounts

  • Ocean Collieries February 1924 - May 1935

School Admission Registers

  • Blaenrhondda Infants School: (1909 - 1924), (1924 - 1927), (1946 - 1999).
  • Blaenrhondda Junior School: (1935 - 1978).
  • Blaenycwm Infants School: (1899 - 1913), (1913 - 1939), (1939 - 1946), (1944 - 1953).
  • Blaenycwm Junior School: (1917 - 1941), (1940 - 1997).
  • Bodringallt Junior School: (1944 - 1963), (1961 - 1994).
  • Dunraven Infants School: (1893 - 1913), (1913 - 1920), (1920 - 1932), (1932 - 1944), (1944 - 1949), (1944 - 1971)
  • Dunraven Junior Mixed School: (1872 - 1891), (1932 - 1943), (1942 - 1959), (1959 - 1994).
  • Gelli Infants School: (1908 - 1914), (1914-1922), (1922-1932), (1932-1942), (1942-1964).
  • Gelli Junior School: (1893-1914), (1927-1938), (1938-1953), (1953-1970).
  • Gelli Girls School: (1915-1929).
  • Maerdy Infants School, boys 1897-1903, girls 1898-1904 (CD-ROM)
  • Park Infants School, Cwmparc: (1892-1905), (1901-1910), (1910-1916).
  • Pengelli Infants School, Cwmparc: (1914-1922).
  • Pentre Junior Boys: (1928-1949).
  • Pentre Junior Girls: (1896-1912), (1922-1938), (1936-1949).
  • Pentre Infants School: (1929-1940), (1941-1948), (1943-1960).
  • Penyrenglyn Infants School: (1947 - 1969)
  • Penyrenglyn Junior Boys School: (1929 - 1940), (1940 - 1957), (1957 - 1964)
  • Penyrenglyn Junior Girls School: (1939 - 1956), (1956 - 1966).
  • Penyrenglyn Junior Mixed School: (1965 - 1981).
  • Ton Pentre Junior Mixed School: (1871-1877), (1892-1908), (1903-1921).
  • Ton Pentre Girls School: (1893 - 1911), (1911-1929), (1929-1940), (1941-1965), (1965-1969).
  • Ton Pentre Boys School: (1880-1892), (1892-1908), (1921-1933), (1933- 1969).
  • Treherbert Infants School: (1938 - 1949), (1945 - 1948), (1949 - 1979).
  • Treorchy Infants School: (1941-1952), (1943-1948), (1952-1978).
  • Treorchy Junior Mixed School: (1929 -1933), (1933-1940), (1940-1945).
  • Ynyswen Infants School: (1893 - 1906), (1906 - 1918), (1918 - 1926), (1926 - 1937), (1937 - 1946), (1945 - 1985), (1945 - 1949 under 5’s)

Other Material

  • Ystradyfodwg School Board, Register of Teachers 1900-1916 (surname index available).
  • Nurse Buxton, Midwife, Register of Cases: 1914-1936 (surname index available).
  • Ordnance Survey maps covering most of the Rhondda in 1875.
  • Reports of Inspectors of Coal Mines: List of Fatal Accidents 1852-1914 (South Wales).
  • Mining Deaths In Great Britain 1890 - 1914.
  • Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 (Cd-Rom)
  • Mormon immigration Index (Cd-Rom)
  • Salem Chapel, Cwmparc. Various Sunday School Registers