For the fam­ily his­to­rian and so­cial his­to­rian alike, the map is a rich re­source of what life in Vic­to­rian Swansea was like

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the way that life used to be in South Wales.

Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety con­tin­ues to tran­scribe and pub­lish all kinds of use­ful re­sources re­lat­ing to Swansea in­clud­ing this month’s on­line high­light, the unique Swansea Town Sur­veys 1837 and 1839. Mean­while, the Burial Reg­is­ter for Di­nas Noddfa Welsh Bap­tist Chapel, Plas­marl, a large grave­yard serv­ing the in­dus­trial sub­urbs of Hafod and Lan­dore, has been com­pleted and now awaits pub­li­ca­tion.

Other tran­scrip­tion projects re­cently com­pleted, or in progress, in­clude a mar­riage reg­is­ter from Bethesda Chapel, off High Street, Swansea; bap­tism and burial reg­is­ters cov­er­ing Mynydd-bach Welsh In­de­pen­dent Chapel, Llangyfelach, for parts of the mid 19th cen­tury; bap­tism reg­is­ters for the Neath Wes­leyan Methodist Cir­cuit in the 19th cen­tury, in­clud­ing the Lon­don Road and Bri­ton Ferry chapels; and ad­mis­sion reg­is­ters for sev­eral Swansea schools, in­clud­ing Bryn­hyfryd, Ox­ford Street, Cwmb­wrla, Bryn­mill and Ter­race Road. Jeff says: “The source doc­u­ments for all th­ese tran­scrip­tions are held at West Glam­or­gan Ar­chives and all ti­tles should be pub­lished in the com­ing months.”

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