Newport

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 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

HELP DESK

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. on the last Wednesday of each month from January to November and on the second Wednesday in December.

Please note the topics and/or speakers may have to be altered without prior notice. You can contact our Newport Branch Secretary by emailingsecretary.new@gwentfhs.info

Our programme is currently as follows:

2014

25 Jun To Be Confirmed
30 Jul To Be Confirmed
27 Aug Who Killed Dripping Lewis Monty Dart
24 Sep Further Newport War Dead Shaun McGuire

PROGRAMME OF BASIC SKILLS EVENINGS

Tuition classes are open to members and visitors alike and are held at 7.00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month from February to November.

Our programme is currently as follows:

11 Jun Introduction to Family History on the computer malcolm Otton
9 Jul Family History on the Internet Malcolm Otton
13 Aug A Case Study Don Carter
13 Sep Some Other Sources for Family Historians John Brewer

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.

NAME OF REGISTRATION ORIGINAL
PARISH DISTRICT SUB-DISTRICT
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