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County of West Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy

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Guide to County of West Glamorgan, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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West Glamorgan 1974 - 1996

West Glamorgan was a short-lived county in Wales, formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in 1974, but abolished following further re-organisation in 1996.

The county was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 out of the historic county of Glamorgan.

Following further local government reorganisation, the county of West Glamorgan was abolished on April 1, 1996.

The former county of West Glamorgan was divided into the county boroughs of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.