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 zoom out 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:

Newport: Civic Centre

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.


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

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 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.

Bettws Newport St Woollos
Bishton Newport Caerleon
Caerleon Newport Caerleon
Christchurch Newport Caerleon
Coedkernew Newport St Woollos
Duffryn Newport St Woollos
Goldcliff Newport Caerleon
Graig Newport St Woollos
Henllys Newport St Woollos
Kemeys Inferior Newport Caerleon
Langstone Newport Caerleon
Llandevaud Newport Caerleon
Llandevenny Newport Caerleon
Llanfedw, Glam Newport St Woollos
Llanfihangel Llantarnam Newport St Woollos
Llangattock Newport Caerleon
Llanhennock Newport Caerleon
Llanmartin Newport Caerleon
Llanvaches Newport Caerleon
Llanwern Newport Caerleon
Machen Newport Mynyddislwyn
Magor Newport Caerleon
Malpas Newport St Woollos
Marshfield Newport St Woollos
Michaelston-y-Fedw Newport St Woollos
Nash Newport Caerleon
Newport Newport Newport
Penhow Newport Caerleon
Peterstone Wentlloog Newport St Woollos
Redwick Newport Caerleon
Risca Newport St Woollos
Rogerstone Newport St Woollos
Rumney (Cardiff) Cardiff (Glamorgan) -
St. Brides Wentlloog Newport St Woollos
St. Mellons Cardiff (Glamorgan) -
St. Woollos Newport Newport
Tredunnock Newport Caerleon
Whitson Newport Caerleon
Wilcrick Newport Caerleon