We meet at 7:00 pm on Second Tuesday of the month at the Staff Room, Blackwood Comprehensive School, Ty Isha Terr, Blackwood, NP12 1ER

Our programme for the coming months:

9 Dec 2014  Research and Mince Pies
13 Jan 2015  Finding out about WW1 ( E White) and Research
10 Feb 2015  Research
10 Mar 2015  London’s Victorian Cemetries – Keith Jones
14 Apr 2015  Talk (R Howells) and Research
12 May 2015  Welsh Girls in Service – Rosemary Scadden
9 Jun 2015  Research
12 Jul 2015  Talk (K Lewis) and Research

Meetings are open to members and visitors alike and are held at 6.30 p.m., normally on the second Tuesday of each month from January to July and September to December – there is no meeting in August. They normally alternate each month between a Members’ Research and Problem Solving Workshop, and a talk, either of interest to those beginning their research or wishing to broaden their knowledge of family history, or on a topic of local historical interest.

Please note the topics and/or speakers may have to be altered without prior notice. You can contact our Blackwood Branch Secretary by emailing:


Meetings of our Blackwood Branch are held in the Staff Room at Blackwood Comprehensive School, NP12 1ER. The school is sited between Cefn Road and Ty Isha Terrace in Cefn Fforest.


You need to enter the school from Ty Isha Terrace and then follow the signs to the staffroom.

Note that Ty Isha Terrace is a one-way street and can only be accessed from Bloomfield Road. The Comprehensive School will be found via a side road to the east off Ty Isha Terrace:

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The Registration Districts and Sub-Districts shown in the following table are those originally allocated to the parishes up to 1936. Numbers in brackets show when the parish was created.

Aberbargoed [part][from Bedwellty] [1905] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Abercarn Newport Mynyddislwyn
Bargoed [part] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Bedwas Newport Mynyddislwyn
Bedwellty (part) Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Bedwellty (part) Bedwellty Tredegar
Blackwood [from Bedwellty] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Crumlin [from Abercarn] Newport Mynyddislwyn
Cwmcarn [from Abercarn] Newport Mynyddislwyn
Fleur de lys [from Bedwellty] [1896] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Mynyddislwyn Newport Mynyddislwyn
New Tredegar [from Bedwellty] [1894] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Newbridge Newport Mynyddislwyn
Oakdale [from Penmaen] [1922] Newport Mynyddislwyn
Pengam [part] Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Penmaen Newport Mynyddislwyn
Rhymney (N. Gwent) Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Tredegar Bedwellty Tredegar
Ynysddu [1916] Newport Mynyddislwyn