County of Newport, Wales Genealogy
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Guide to County of Newport, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
The county was formed (as the County Borough of Newport) on 1 April 1996 following major reorganisation of local government in Wales. The county was previously part of the former County of Gwent and, before that, the former historic county of Monmouthshire which was abolished in 1974.
In 2002, the town of Newport was given city status. The council then renamed itself City of Newport or Dinas Casnewydd in Welsh. It is a Unitary Authority centered on the city of Newport in Wales.
The headquarters of the authority are in the city of Newport.
- See a list of the parishes in Newport with links to their pages.
- Interactive map of Newport Parishes.
The Mansion House,
4 Stow Park Circle,
The county borough forms part of the Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale.