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Free access to findmypast within the South Reading Room only.

Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library
Free access to worldwide sources for family history including census returns 1841-1901.

OS Mastermap @ NLW

OS Mastermap
A system for viewing digital maps from 1998 onwards, enabling identification of features down to address, street and building level (Library PCs only).

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Search here for archives, manuscripts, maps, drawings and photographs including:

WillOver 193,000 records for wills pre-1858 that were proved in the Welsh Ecclesiastical Courts

Wedding photograph by Geoff CharlesSome 90,000 bonds and affidavits relating to marriages held in Wales between 1616 and 1837.

Crime and PunishmentCrime and Punishment: Comprises data about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales from 1730 to its abolition in 1830.

Archives catalogued before 1999 have not yet been migrated to our catalogue. Access is available below.

Take a look at our useful links section on the right for help with your research.

For further information on the Library's sources visit the Family History pages.

Due to technical issues not all of the marriage bonds from the St. Davids diocese are currently available. They can be found temporarily via the link to 'Archives catalogued before 1999' above. Apologies for any unconvenience caused.