If you are researching your Family Tree or interested in the history of your area, then Merthyr Libraries can help.
Merthyr Tydfil Public Library Service has an extensive Local History Collection which includes books, photographs, newspapers,documents and maps, while the Family History section provides a wide range of books which can help you gain skills and a better understanding of what life was like for your ancestors.
There are also services such as A3 printing & scanning and knowledgeable staff on hand to help you in your local history research.
Are you curious about your family’s history? Ever wondered where your ancestors came from?
Merthyr Libraries can help!
Merthyr Tydfil Public Library Service has an extensive Local History Collection
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with this fascinating role.
Are you curious about your family’s history?
Ever wonder where your ancestor came from?
As well as a wide range of local & family history books which can help you gain skills and a better understanding of what life was like for your ancestors, Merthyr Libraries provides FREE in-house access to the following internationally recognised Genealogy Services:
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Merthyr Tydfil Public Library Service has an extensive Local History Collection which includes:
We also have the following services to help you with your research:
If you are unable to visit in person, research may be undertaken on your behalf. There is a charge for this service, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01685 725258 for details.
With such a large number of photographs and documents in our Local History collection, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with the categorisation, identification and digitisation of our collection. If you feel that you, or someone that you know is in a position to help out then we’d love to hear about it. Contact us on email@example.com or on 01685 725258 to discuss our volunteer opportunities in more detail.