Records and archives

There are two Records Offices whose services are available to residents of the Caerphilly county borough. Gwent Record Office and Glamorgan Record Office.

Both Record Offices collect and preserve records which contain information about the historic counties of Gwent and Glamorgan, and make these records available to the public.

Records held may date from as far back as the 13th century right up to the present day, and relate to:

  • Local government in the counties
  • Private individuals and organisations: for example, records relating to estates, families, businesses and industries
  • Ecclesiastical records, including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials
  • Maps
  • Magistrates' and Coroners' Courts
  • Shipping Registers
  • Manorial and tithe records
  • Microfiche copies of census returns and General Register Office Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Record Offices can help you to:

  • Trace the history of your family
  • Discover the history of your town, village or house
  • Carry out research for a school, college or evening course

Gwent Archives

The service maintains archival records relating to Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.

Glamorgan Archives

Glamorgan Archives provides the archive service for 6 south Wales local authorities - Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan.