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Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Merthyr Tydfil, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Glamorgan and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Mid Glamorgan. In 1996 it became part of the modern County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil.

History[edit | edit source]

For more information on Merthyr Tydfil see Merthyr Tydfil at Genuki.

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Glamorgan
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Mid Glamorgan
from 1 April 1996 Merthyr Tydfil

Communities[edit | edit source]

See Communities in Merthyr Tydfil

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1841 census returns for Dowlais and Upper Merthyr Tydfil are missing.

The 1891 census returns for parts of Morgantown, Merthyr Tydfil are defective.  Some pages are missing in ED 25.  For full details see

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Union Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Family History[edit | edit source]

Local History[edit | edit source]

The Merthyr Tydfil Historical Society is not oriented to family history but has published twenty four journals that provide information on local history that will benefit anyone interested in genealogy or local history.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]