Carmarthenshire, Wales: Local History Resources

Famous for coracle fishing and a rich agricultural heritage, the county of Carmarthenshire is found in the beautiful landscapes of southwest Wales. 

If you’re researching the area’s local history or your family ancestry in the county, there are many valuable places, people and groups waiting to help.

Local History On Facebook

The following Facebook pages and groups are a valuable source of information about the local history and families of the county of Carmarthenshire:

  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire Family History by Tr4ce
  • Carmarthenshire History
  • Dyfed Family History Society
  • Heritage and History of Wales
  • Hidden Carmarthenshire
  • The History of Wales

Local History Resources

  • Carmarthenshire County Museum
  • Carmarthenshire Record Office
  • Dyfed Family History Society
  • Glamorgan Archives (Cardiff) 
  • Kidwelly Industrial Museum
  • National Coracle Centre , Cenarth
  • National Wool Museum , Dre-fach Felindre
  • Parc Howard Museum
  • Richard Burton Archive at Swansea University
  • West Wales Museum of Childhood , Llangeler

Towns In Carmarthenshire

  • Ammanford
  • Burry Port
  • Carmarthen
  • Kidwelly
  • Laugharne
  • Llandeilo
  • Llandovery
  • Llanelli
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • St Clears
  • Whitland

The three largest towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford.  Carmarthen is the county town and administrative centre of the county.

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