WHERE WE HOLD OUR BRANCH MEETINGS AND TUITION CLASSES
All our meetings are held at Newport Civic Centre, NP20 4UR (its Clock Tower is one of Newport’s landmarks). Use the main entrance in the front (north-west side) of the building, and ask at the reception desk for specific directions to the room where the meeting is being held – this can sometimes vary. In the following map zoom out, using the button, to see the network of roads over a wider area:
There is a one-way system from east to west in Westfield Road, which is within the grounds of the Civic Centre and has limited free car parking. The short stretch of road running south-east from Fields Road to Westfield Road is also one-way, and does not allow access to the main stretch of Godfrey Road which normally has adequate parking space on its hill. This one-way system can be seen on the ‘street view’ below which shows the junction with Westfield Road leading to the front of the building:
Click here to examine this ‘Street View’ in more detail in Google Maps
The Branch runs a Help Desk, to answer queries and give help and advice to members of the public researching their family history. This is held at Newport Reference Library, John Frost Square, Newport on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding December and January), from 2.00pm until 4.00 pm.
PROGRAMME OF BRANCH MEETINGS
Meetings are open to members and visitors alike and are held at 7.00 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
Please note the topics and/or speakers may have to be altered without prior notice. You can contact our Newport Branch Secretary by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our programme is currently as follows:
|Wed 28th Jan||Old Photographs of Newport||Graham Jarvis|
|Wed 11th Feb||Introduction to Family History||John Brewer|
|Wed 25th Feb||Newport Past||Alan Smith|
|Wed 11 Mar||Civil Registration||Malcolm Otton|
|Wed 25 Mar||The Magic Lantern Show||Pat Furley|
|Wed 8 Apr||Census Records||Don Carter|
|Wed 29 Apr||Hughesovka: A Welsh Adventure||David Cartwright|
|Wed 13 May||Parish Records||John Brewer|
|Wed 27 May||Murder in Bassaleg||Monty Dart|
|Wed 10 Jun||Family History on the Internet||Malcolm Otton|
|Wed 24 Jun||Fred Hando – A Proud Man of Gwent||David Hando|
|Wed 8 Juk||More Family History on the Internet||Malcolm Otton|
|Wed 26 Aug||To be confirmed||Willie Cross|
THE PARISHES WE COVER
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.
|Llanfedw, Glam||Newport||St Woollos|
|Llanfihangel Llantarnam||Newport||St Woollos|
|Peterstone Wentlloog||Newport||St Woollos|
|Rumney (Cardiff)||Cardiff (Glamorgan)||-|
|St. Brides Wentlloog||Newport||St Woollos|
|St. Mellons||Cardiff (Glamorgan)||-|