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. In the following map zoom out, using the zoom out button, to see the network of roads over a wider area:

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:

Blackwood: Comprehensive School

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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 November – 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:

Our programme is currently as follows:

11 Nov 2014 Homage to WW1 – Branch members
9 Dec 2014  Research and Mince Pies
13 Jan 2015  Talk ( E White) and Research
10 Feb 2015  Research
10 Mar 2015  London’s Victorian Cemetries – Keith Jones
14 Apr 2015  Research
12 May 2015  Welsh Girls in Service – Rosemary Scadden
9 Jun 2015  Research
12 Jul 2015  Talk (K Lewis) and Research


The Registration Districts and Sub-Districts shown in the following table are those originally allocated to the parishes as shown in the 1851 census.

Some parishes had changed by the 1911 census, and some new parishes had been created. For those details, and details of the towns, villages and hamlets within parishes, see the list of ‘Place Names In Wales: Monmouthshire’ in the 1911 Census section of the Association of Family History Societies of Wales website.

Abercarn Newport Mynyddislwyn
Bedwas Newport Mynyddislwyn
Bedwellty (part) Bedwellty Rock Bedwellty
Bedwellty (part) Bedwellty Tredegar
Mynyddislwyn Newport Mynyddislwyn