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Weblinks for the County of Monmouthshire

& Genealogy Research

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Genealogy Resources

• The Catholic Record Society data [Wales]

• Welsh Coal Mining Disasterss
This is a database containing the names of over 6,000 miners who died in Welsh coal mines.

• Cyndi's List -
Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 17 years. It is free to use and is a great starting point when researching online.

• Forest of Dean Family History
Resources for family history researchers who have ancestors and families that lived in the Forest of Dean and its borders.

• General Records Office -
For ordering BMD Certificates.

• Gwent Archives -
Home page.

• Gwent Archives-
Manorial Documents.

• Historical Directories Online:
Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & S Wales, 1895. • Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops & Wales, 1868. • Cardiff, Newport & District Trades Directory, 1914.

• Independent Chapels of Wales
History Books and Pamphlets available at the National Library of Wales (not online).

Kelly's 1920 Directory of Monmouthshire & S Wales
Browse the 1920s Kelly's online, or download an ePub file or pdf (large file - 185MB)

• Museum of Wales - Maritime Archive of Wales
Contains details of some of the most important repositories for maritime researchers.

• Mobile Genealogy
Family history software for mobile devices.

• National Archives - Digital Microfilm
Documents Online Digital microfilm allows you to search and download some of The National Archives' most popular records, which were previously available on microfilm.

• National Archives -
Manorial Documents Register for Monmouthshire.

• National Archives Palaeography Tutorial -
Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.

• National Library of Wales -
Wills Search - Search here for wills proved in the Welsh Ecclesiastical courts before 1858.

• Newport Library Online -
Digitised local history resources for Newport.

• Newport's War Dead -
A site dedicated to the war dead of Newport lost in both World Wars.

• The Regimental Archive of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)
The Castle and Regimental Museum, Monmouth, holds the records of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). At present, the Museum searchable database covers the periods 1786-1817, 1872-1887 and 1914-1916. It includes nearly 7000 names.

• Sir Joseph Bradney's transcription of early registers for Llanthewy Rytherch-
A link to Internet Archive's downloadable pdf or choice of eBook.

• Welsh Mariners -
A searchable database of Welsh mariners.

• Welsh Newspapers online -
National Library of Wales - Welsh Newspaper digitisation project.

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This site is dedicated to the workhouse - its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets...

• Victorian Professional Phographers working in Monmouthshire -
GENUKI list of photographers, their addresses & the years they were believed to be active. Other counties are also listed at this link.

Places & People in Monmouthshire

• Britain from Above -
The unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953.

• British Library images of Monmouthshire -
Online books & images relevant to Monmouthshire.

• British Listed Buildings -
An online database of buildings that are listed as being of special architectural and historic interest. As well as reading the official listing data for each building, you can also view the location on a map.

• Brynmawr -
history & genealogy resources designed for those interested in the history of Brynmawr.

• Caerleon Past & Present -
An interesting site with lots of information and records for the village of Caerleon.

• Caldicot & District History Group -
Some interesting articles here, not just on Monmouthshire. The content is better than the site's appearance would lead you to believe.

• Castles in Wales -
If you are interested in castles in Wales there is a wealth of information and images here.

• The Chartists & the Mystery of the Severed Legs A short film, on YouTube, about the Chartist cave, a well known landmark high on the Llangynidr moors above Trefil.

• Chepstow Town Council -
Includes a town trail describing the sights of this historic old border town.

• Churches in East Gwent -
Some nice images of East Gwent churches.

• Coflein -
The online catalogue of archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage in Wales.

• Crumlin & the Crumlin viaduct -
A history of the viaduct with a number of images. The site also has old and new photographs of Crumlin.

• Ebbw Vale -
This site has a good deal of interesting information on on the history of Ebbw Vale & the local Chartists.

• Friends of Friendless Churches -
The Friends of Friendless Churches campaigns for and rescues redundant historic churches threatened by demolition and decay.

• Gallery of Monmouthshire -
31 engravings of Monmouthshire here from c.1784.

• Glascoed -
Comprehensive information on the village of Glascoed and the history of it’s inhabitants.

• Hale Family History -
Glyn Hale's family history website with many Monmouthshire links.

• Industrial Monmouthshire -
Not much wording here, but loads of images of the industrial archaeolgy of Monmouthshire.

• John Ball’s website -
Images of Wales including church photos, sounds and many other resources.

• Lady Llanofer -
Lady Llanofer, and her husband, worked hard on behalf of Wales, the Welsh, their language and culture. This website is dedicated to her.

• Mary in Monmouthshire -
Catholic blog with some interesting photos & articles on Monmouthshire.

• The Monmouthshire Association -
Some general information on Monmouthshire.

• Monmouth Diocese churches -
The Church in Wales website with links to some of the two hundred churches in the diocese.

• Monmouth Heritage Trail -
A Wikipedia page with a walking route which connects various sights in the town.

• Newport Past -
An very informative website covering the history of the city of Newport.

• Newport - Pillgwenlly:
Lots of old photos and information on the "Pill" area of Newport.

• Old UK Photos -
As it states, old UK photos, including Monmouthshire.

• Portskewett & Sudbrook
Some old photos of the villages here.

• Raglanpedia -
An essential website for all of you with Raglan ancestors. The St Cadocs churhyard trail is particulary interesting.

• Raglan Domesday website -
A searchable repository of Raglan historical records and and memories.

Stained Glass in Wales -
A searchable database containing over 5,000 images of Welsh churches, their interiors and of course the stained glass windows.

• The Construction of the Severn Tunnel -
The Great Western archive with many interesting facts about the railway, together wth details of the construction of the Severn Tunnel.

• Tintern Village Remembrance -
Burial records & the Rememberance Roll of the Tintern Village website.

• Tredegar Town website -
An interesting website, with the history and many old photos of Tredegar.

• Welsh Land Settlements website -
The Welsh Land Settlement Society was set up to create work and homes for the long term unemployed of the 1930’s depression.

Wye Valley TV -
Interesting videos of towns, villages and places along the Wye Valley.

Books, eBooks, Maps & Miscellaneous

• Ancestry -
No, not that Ancestry. This one has free downloadable maps & prints.

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A large selection of genuine antique maps of Monmouthshire and most of the UK.

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Antique maps of all parts of the world including Monmouthshire & Wales.

• Antique Maps & Prints -
A good selection of antique prints & maps.

More maps and prints of Monmouthshire, the UK and the rest of the world.

• Archive org-
A number of old books on Monmouthshire, available to freely download in a variety of file formats - you can even read them online.

• Bakehouse Print -
A large selection of local history books.

• Blorenge Books -
Books on the history, landscape, myths and legends of Wales - Hando's Gwent is especially recommended.

• The British Library -
There are over eighty images for Monmouthshire on the British Library website. The illuminated manuscripts are well worth a view too.

• British Newspaper Archive -
Searchable newspaper database with papers from 1700 to 1999 here.

• Coflein mapping -
Searchable mapping website for finding historical and archeological locations.

• From Old -
A miscellany of engravings & maps of Monmouthshire on this site.

• Gatehouse -
List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Monmouthshire.

• Genmaps -
Rootsweb's Genmaps page of links to various Monmouthshire maps from 1617 to 1897.

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial Historys -
Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain.

• Heritage of Wales Blog -
The blog of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Many interesting articles on Welsh history (search for Monmouthshire for local interest).

• Historical Maps -
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001, including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.

• Historic Wales Map -
Ordnance survey map with information on listed buildings, maybe your ancestors lived in one. Zoom in to the area you are interested in, click on CADW listed buildings overlay and enjoy.

• John Ogilby’s Britannia, 1675 -
The complete Ogilby atlas online, a really interesting resource.

• Lindisfarne Maps & Prints -
A well respected eBay seller of prints & maps.

Specializing in original 16th and 17th century fine decorative engravings, maps and plans.

• Merton Priory Books -
Publishers of fascmile editions of Bradneys History of Monmouthshire and other books of local interest.

• The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales -
The Royal Commission holds a unique collection of photographs, maps, images, publications and reports within its archive.

• The Old Map Man-
Ten pages of maps of the British Isles.

• Timelines TV -
History videos to view free online.

• A Tour Through Monmouthsire & South Wales
By J. T. Barber written c.1800, an interesting and informative free eBook from Project Gutenburg.

• Pen & Sword -
Lots of F
amily history books here.

• South Wales Record Society -
Books on the history of South Wales, in particular the historic counties of Glamorgan & Monmouthshire.

• Welsh Flags -
Wikipedia's page featuring various Welsh flags.

• Welsh Harps Centre -
An interesting site featuring the craft of harp making.

• Welsh Journals Online -
Quite a large collection of Welsh publications to view online.

• Welsh Ruins -
Many photos of Welsh historic houses that have fallen into decay, including some Monmouthshire ruins.

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