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