Cardiff, Wales: Local History Resources

Cardiff Wales UK local history resources

Cardiff is both a city and a county within the Welsh unitary authority system of local government. As the Welsh capital, the city is the largest in Wales and seat of the Welsh Parliament. 

Not surprisingly, there are a great many resources and groups to help anyone researching the area’s local history or their family genealogy.

Watch – Cardiff: Old Photos and Films

Facebook Groups And Pages

  • Cardiff before Cardiff
  • Cardiff History
  • Cardiff’s Hidden History
  • Cardiff Music History
  • Cardiff then and now
  • Old Cardiff In Pictures
  • Remember Old Cardiff

Local History Resources

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Cardiff Story Museum
  • Castell Coch
  • Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
  • Glamorgan Archives  – serves the County Borough Councils of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and the City of Cardiff
  • Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff branch
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Pierhead Building
  • Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum
  • Welsh Sports Hall of Fame
  • Work of William Burges at Cardiff Castle

What county is Cardiff in?

  • 1889-1904 Cardiff County Borough in county of Glamorgan, governed by Cardiff County Borough Council 
  • 1904-1974 Cardiff County Borough, governed by Cardiff City Council
  • 1974-1996 Cardiff governed by Cardiff City Council, in county of South Glamorgan 
  • 1996 County Council of the City and County of Cardiff (a unitary authority)

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