Are your roots buried in the Welsh Valleys?
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People from the South Wales valleys migrated across the world in the late 19th Century, including to Australia and Patagonia, which now has the largest Welsh population outside of Wales.
As a result, Rhondda Cynon Taf has become a hub for people from across the planet looking to trace their roots.
Let us help you dig deeper!
The Rhondda Cynon Taf area was the home of heavy industry in Wales from the 1850’s right up until the 1980’s. Thousands of people migrated into the area to work in the mines and accompanying industries.
Were your ancestors amongst them?
Here in Rhondda Cynon Taf our Library and Museum Service and our Tourism section have got together with the Glamorgan Record Service to make it easier for you to research your history. Route to your roots is a new website designed to point you in the right direction for all your local research needs.
So why not explore your Rhondda roots, your Cynon Valley ancestry and your Taff family tree with us?
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