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id="menu-1846-1" class="last even sf-item-2 sf-depth-3 sf-total-children-16 sf-parent-children-0 sf-single-children-16 menuparent"><a href="/big/sct" title="Lanarkshire - Wigtownshire" class="sf-depth-3 menuparent">Lanarkshire - Wigtownshire</a><ul><li id="menu-1864-1" class="first odd sf-item-1 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/LKS" title="Lanarkshire" class="sf-depth-4">Lanarkshire</a></li><li id="menu-1865-1" class="middle even sf-item-2 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/MLN" title="Midlothian" class="sf-depth-4">Midlothian</a></li><li id="menu-1866-1" class="middle odd sf-item-3 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/MOR" title="Moray" class="sf-depth-4">Moray</a></li><li id="menu-743-1" class="middle even sf-item-4 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/NAI" title="County page for Nairnshire, Scotland." class="sf-depth-4">Nairnshire</a></li><li id="menu-1867-1" class="middle odd sf-item-5 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/OKI" title="Orkney" class="sf-depth-4">Orkney</a></li><li id="menu-1868-1" class="middle even sf-item-6 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/PEE" title="Peeblesshire" class="sf-depth-4">Peeblesshire</a></li><li id="menu-1869-1" class="middle odd sf-item-7 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/PER" title="Perthshire" class="sf-depth-4">Perthshire</a></li><li id="menu-1870-1" class="middle even sf-item-8 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/RFW" title="Renfrewshire" class="sf-depth-4">Renfrewshire</a></li><li id="menu-1871-1" class="middle odd sf-item-9 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/ROC" title="Ross &amp; Cromarty" class="sf-depth-4">Ross &amp; Cromarty</a></li><li id="menu-1872-1" class="middle even sf-item-10 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/ROX" title="Roxburghshire" class="sf-depth-4">Roxburghshire</a></li><li id="menu-1873-1" class="middle odd sf-item-11 sf-depth-4 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/sct/SEL" title="Selkirkshire" 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class="sf-depth-3">Denbighshire</a></li><li id="menu-1885-1" class="middle odd sf-item-7 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/FLN" title="Flintshire" class="sf-depth-3">Flintshire</a></li><li id="menu-3112-1" class="middle even sf-item-8 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/GLA" title="Glamorgan" class="sf-depth-3">Glamorgan</a></li><li id="menu-1886-1" class="middle odd sf-item-9 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/MER" title="Merionethshire" class="sf-depth-3">Merionethshire</a></li><li id="menu-1887-1" class="active-trail middle even sf-item-10 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/MON" title="Monmouthshire" class="sf-depth-3 active">Monmouthshire</a></li><li id="menu-1888-1" class="middle odd sf-item-11 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/MGY" title="Montgomeryshire" class="sf-depth-3">Montgomeryshire</a></li><li id="menu-1889-1" class="middle even sf-item-12 sf-depth-3 sf-no-children"><a href="/big/wal/PEM" title="Pembrokeshire" 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  123. <div class="field field-name-field-quote field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <p>"The County of MONMOUTH is 80 Miles in Circumference, contains about 340000 Acres, 6 Hundreds, 7 Market Towns &amp; only one Borough [viz. Monmouth the shire town], 137 Parishes &amp; about 6400 Houses. The Air is healthfull &amp; temperate, the soil is hilly and woody, the Valleys fruitfull, yeilding abundance of Corn and Grass, as the Hills doe Cattle, Sheep &amp; Goats, &amp;c. Cheif Commodities are Corn, Cattle, Sheep, and its Rivers particularly the Uske and the Wye, are full of Salmon and Trout." [Emanuel Bowen, <i>Britannia Depicta</i>, 1720]</p>
  124. </div></div></div>
  125. </div>
  126. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-archives" >
  127. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Archives">Archives and Libraries</a></h2>
  128. <div class="field field-name-field-archives field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="/big/wal/MON/Archives">Monmouthshire - Archives and Libraries</a> - links and information.</li>
  129. </ul></div></div></div>
  130. </div>
  131. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-bibliography" >
  132. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Bibliography">Bibliography</a></h2>
  133. <div class="field field-name-field-bibliography field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>Hale Family History site - a <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/monbooks.html">Monmouthshire book list</a>.</li>
  134. <li><a href="/big/wal/MON/Bibliography">Monmouthshire - Bibliography</a> - Books of General Interest for Family Historians.</li>
  135. <li>See also the books on South Wales in the General section of the <a href="/big/wal/GLA/Books2">Glamorgan Book pages of GENUKI</a>.</li>
  136. <li>Wiles, Eric. Publications of the Caerleon Antiquarian Association, later Monmouthshire and Caerleon Antiquarian Association, now Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association. <i>Monmouthshire Antiquary</i> 13 (1997), p.59-66.</li>
  137. </ul></div></div></div>
  138. </div>
  139. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-biography" >
  140. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Biography">Biography</a></h2>
  141. <div class="field field-name-field-biography field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>Hale Family History site - <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/gwent2.html">Gwent's famous people</a>.</li>
  142. </ul></div></div></div>
  143. </div>
  144. <div class="panel-pane pane-block pane-genuki-dynamic-content-genuki-cemeteries-list" >
  145. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></h2>
  146. <div class="field-name-field-churches"> <ul><li>Photos and transcriptions of notable church monuments, provided by the <a href="http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org/">Church Monuments Society</a>.</li>
  147. <li><a href="http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Monmouthshire/">Roll of Honour - Monmouthshire - War Memorial Selection</a>.</li>
  148. <li>A <a href="/big/wal/MON/MI_List">List of Monumental Inscriptions</a> extracted and indexed by David Woolven.</li>
  149. </ul><p></div>
  150. </div>
  151. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-census" id="Census">
  152. <h2 class="pane-title">Census</h2>
  153. <div class="field field-name-field-census field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="/big/wal/MON/Census">Monmouthshire Census</a> - links and information.</li>
  154. <li>Carry out initial searches on all censuses 1841-1911  on <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/"> LDS Family Search </a> - using <strong>basic</strong> data supplied by Find My Past (subscription site) and all follow up searches are directed there</li>
  155. </ul></div></div></div>
  156. </div>
  157. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-church-history" >
  158. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="ChurchHistory">Church History</a></h2>
  159. <div class="field field-name-field-church-history field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>The Britannia, "America's Gateway to the British Isles" <a href="http://britannia.com/church/studies/">Index of Parish Churches</a> features Newport Cathedral and Tintern Abbey.</li>
  160. <li>Use the Church in Wales website database to <a href="http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/structure/">Find a Parish Church in Wales.</a></li>
  161. <li><a href="http://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet">Church Plans Online</a> - the Lambeth Palace Library holds a database of the Incorporated Church Building Society's images of the plans of various churches (use the onsite search facility)</li>
  162. <li><a href="/big/wal/WelshChapelsChurchesIndex">Welsh Chapels &amp; Churches</a></li>
  163. </ul></div></div></div>
  164. </div>
  165. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-church-records" >
  166. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="ChurchRecords">Church Records</a></h2>
  167. <div class="field field-name-field-church-records field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>A <a href="/big/wal/MON/PR_List">List of Monmouthshire Transcriptions</a> extracted and indexed by David Woolven.</li>
  168. <li>The<a href="http://www.sog.org.uk/"> Society of Genealogists </a>web site has a list of their holdings of Parish Register Copies for Monmouthshire.</li>
  169. <li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list?page=1&amp;amp;region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND">Family Search UK/Ireland </a>- Historical Record Collections <br />
  170. IGI Batch Numbers<b> </b>- <a href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ehughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm#Page">Hugh Wallis's site</a>  and <a href="http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/igi/index.htm">Archer Software's site</a>  </li>
  171. </ul></div></div></div>
  172. </div>
  173. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-civil-registration" >
  174. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="CivilReg">Civil Registration</a></h2>
  175. <div class="field field-name-field-civil-registration field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>Brett Langston has provided details of the <a href="https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/mon.html">Monmouthshire Registration Districts 1837-1930</a>. Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be obtained from the Superintendent Registrars at the following <a href="http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/civreg/RegOffice/RegOffice2">District Register Offices:</a>
  176. <ul><li>Blaeneau Gwent Register Office</li>
  177. <li>Newport Register Office</li>
  178. <li>Torfaen Register Office</li>
  179. </ul><p><b>Note:</b> Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be obtained locally only from the Register Office for the District in which they were issued - or if the District no longer exists, the Office to which its registers have been moved.</p>
  180. </li>
  181. </ul></div></div></div>
  182. </div>
  183. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-correctional-institutions" >
  184. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Correctional">Correctional Institutions</a></h2>
  185. <div class="field field-name-field-correctional-institutions field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13532150"><b>The Prison Service Museum</b></a> (closed) near Rugby housed HM Prison Service's historical collection of exhibits, illustrating the history of imprisonment from medieval times to the present day. Housed in a converted stable block, the museum contained reconstructions of Victorian prison architecture, and exhibits include the last set of Gibbet Irons used in England. Smaller items included bone carvings and paintings made by prisoners in their cells, and a nineteenth century sampler embroidered by a female prisoner from her own hair</li>
  186. </ul></div></div></div>
  187. </div>
  188. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-description" >
  189. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Description">Description and Travel</a></h2>
  190. <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>The <a href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/">Geograph British Isles project</a> - <i>"aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland..."</i></li>
  191. <li>Monmouthshire - on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouthshire">wikipedia</a></li>
  192. <li><a href="http://www.canaljunction.com/canal/mon_brec.htm">Monmouthshire &amp; Brecon Canal</a></li>
  193. </ul></div></div></div>
  194. </div>
  195. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-directories" >
  196. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Directories">Directories</a></h2>
  197. <div class="field field-name-field-directories field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~familyalbum/">Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire1901</a> - a complete transcript.</li>
  198. <li>There are many directories published for a range of years, these below are a small selection;
  199. <ul><li><i>Kelly's directory of Monmouthshire</i> and principal towns and places in south Wales. London : Kelly, 1884.</li>
  200. <li>Pigot &amp; Co. <i>Directory of Monmouthshire.</i> 1844</li>
  201. <li><i>Slater's (late Pigot &amp; Co.) royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and North and South Wales,</i> and a classified directory of the town of Liverpool. Manchester, London, 1858.</li>
  202. </ul></li>
  203. <li>Leicester University's<a href="http://cdm16445.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16445coll4"> Digital Library of Historical Directories </a>for England and Wales.</li>
  204. </ul></div></div></div>
  205. </div>
  206. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-emigration-and-immigration" >
  207. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Emigration">Emigration and Immigration</a></h2>
  208. <div class="field field-name-field-emigration-and-immigration field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>For help finding your ancestors onboard ship - <a href="http://www.theshipslist.com/">The Ships List</a> - of particular interest are the large number of transcribed passenger lists, and records of some Marriages at Sea.</li>
  209. </ul></div></div></div>
  210. </div>
  211. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-gazetteers" id="gki_gaz_field">
  212. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Gazetteers">Gazetteers</a></h2>
  213. <div class="field field-name-field-gazetteers field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>The section of <a href="/big/wal/MON/Gaz1868">The National Gazetteer (1868)</a> relating to the county of Monmouthshire - transcribed by Colin Hinson.</li>
  214. <li>The transcription of the section for <b>Miscellaneous Places </b>from <a href="/big/wal/MON/Miscellaneous">the National Gazetteer (1868)</a> provided by Colin Hinson. Included here are the descriptions of major topological features (rivers, hills &amp;c.) and a descriptions of the county hundred divisions.</li>
  215. <li>Samuel Lewis's <i><a href="http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-dict/england">A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848</a>   </i>on<i> </i>the<i> </i>British  History Online site - <b>including Monmouthshire</b> (search by parish name)</li>
  216. </ul></div></div></div>
  217. </div>
  218. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-genealogy" >
  219. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Genealogy">Genealogy</a></h2>
  220. <div class="field field-name-field-genealogy field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>The <a href="https://curiousfox.com/uk/counties100/Monmouthshire.lasso?">Monmouthshire section of 'Curious Fox'</a> - "The village-by-village contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland".</li>
  221. <li><a href="http://uk-surnames.com/Monmouthshire/surnames.php">Monmouthshire Surnames Listings</a> - provided by UK Surnames</li>
  222. <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ukwales2/HelpPagepearls6.html">Timeline of genealogically interesting dates</a> by Gareth Hicks.</li>
  223. <li>John Ball's <a href="http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/">Welsh Family History Archive</a> provides some very useful material and links for those with Welsh ancestry.</li>
  224. <li>Here are details of the <a href="/indexes/MailingLists.html#WLScounty">Genealogy Mailing Lists</a> serving the Welsh counties</li>
  225. <li>The <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlsmon/">Monmouthshire GenWeb</a> pages, parts of the <a href="http://www.walesgenweb.com/">Wales GenWeb Project</a>. These are in turn part of the<a href="http://www.iukgenweb.org/wp/"> Ireland and United Kingdom GenWeb Project</a>, and overall part of the <a href="http://www.worldgenweb.org/index.php">World GenWeb</a> hierarchy.</li>
  226. </ul></div></div></div>
  227. </div>
  228. <div class="panel-pane pane-block pane-genuki-dynamic-content-genuki-historical-geography" >
  229. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Geography">Historical Geography</a></h2>
  230. <div class="field-name-field-historical-geography"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/place/geography%20of%20south%20wales.asp">Geography of South Wales</a> - part of the Coalfield Web Materials site.</li>
  231. <li><a href="http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/">A Vision of Britain Through Time</a> - information about your home area from the 2001 census, and from each British census back to 1801. Presented both as maps of the whole country and as graphs showing change over time.</li>
  232. <li><a href="https://www.francisfrith.com/">The Francis Frith Collection</a> - a collection of over 700,000 photographs of the UK, Europe and the Middle East taken by the Victorian photographer Francis Frith.</li>
  233. </ul><p></div>
  234. </div>
  235. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-history" >
  236. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="History">History</a></h2>
  237. <div class="field field-name-field-history field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>Website for Welsh Heritage and Culture - <a href="https://www.peoplescollection.wales/">People's Collection Wales </a>.</li>
  238. <li>A digital library of medieval and modern sources of the history of the British Isles - <a href="http://www.british-history.ac.uk/">British History Online</a>. Notable souces include <i>Journals of the House of Commons</i> and <i>House of Lords</i>, <i>Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae</i>, and the <i>Victoria County History</i>.</li>
  239. <li>An <a href="http://spartacus-educational.com/industry.html">Encyclopaedia of British History: 1700-1950</a> - useful for seeing local events against a national perspective. Scroll down the introductory page on this site to see topics - Monarchy, Child Labour, The Railways, &amp;c.</li>
  240. <li>The <a href="http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/">Domesday Book</a> site - "to enable visitors to find out the history of the Domesday Book and to give an insight into life at the time of its compilation". Note this site does not provide the original text, but does include a list settlements existing in 1086. Listed with Gloucestershire are Caerleon, Caerwent, Caldicot, Chepstow, Llanvair-Discoed and Portskewett.</li>
  241. <li>Hale Family History site - <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/gwent.html">a short history</a>.</li>
  242. <li>Hale Family History site - <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/monlinks.html">links to ancient Gwent history sites</a>.</li>
  243. <li>Nelson, Lynn H - <a href="http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/carrie_books/nelson/">The Normans in South Wales, 1070-1171</a>. Austin and London: University of Texas Press, 1966.</li>
  244. <li><a href="http://people.bath.ac.uk/liskmj/living-spring/journal/issue1/dipping/wsfemon1.htm">A Gazetteer of Monmouthshire Wellsites</a></li>
  245. </ul></div></div></div>
  246. </div>
  247. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-land-and-property" >
  248. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Land">Land and Property</a></h2>
  249. <div class="field field-name-field-land-and-property field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>Pat Johnson has a large collection of original <a href="http://www.familydeeds.org/">Family Deeds</a>. Abstracts, with name and parish indexes are provided onsite, with transcriptions of the full documents available for a modest fee. In addtion, the original deed may also be available for purchase if required.</li>
  250. <li>Mike Durtnall is providing a country-wide collection of <a href="http://www.durtnall.org.uk/DEEDSIndex.html">Historical Manuscripts Pages</a> recording details of deeds that have been offered for sale on eBay and in auction catalogues. In most cases whereabouts of the documents will be unknown, but sufficient details of the property involved and of buyers, sellers, mortages, &amp;c. is provided to make them a useful research tool.</li>
  251. </ul></div></div></div>
  252. </div>
  253. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-language-and-languages" >
  254. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Language">Language and Languages</a></h2>
  255. <div class="field field-name-field-language-and-languages field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/index.html">Sounds of Wales</a> - John Ball provides a selection of pronunciations of Welsh Place Names as part of his <a href="http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/">Welsh Family History Archive</a> website.</li>
  256. <li>The BBC's <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/learnwelsh/">Learn Welsh</a> course is highly recommended.</li>
  257. </ul></div></div></div>
  258. </div>
  259. <div class="panel-pane pane-block pane-genuki-dynamic-content-genuki-maplinks" >
  260. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Maps">Maps</a></h2>
  261. <div class="field-name-field-maps"> <ul><li>Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., <i>Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]</i>. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  <a href="/big/wal/MON/KainMaps">Here</a> is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county</li>
  262. <li>Access to various satellite map sites (Google, MS Live, &amp;c.) via the convenient front end of <a href="https://zoom.earth/">Flash Earth</a>.</li>
  263. <li>The <a href="http://www.londonancestor.com/">London Ancestor</a> site has maps from the 1885 Boundary Commissioners report for all parts of the British Isles, including <a href="http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-monmouth-th.htm">Monmouthshire (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885)</a></li>
  264. <li>The <a href="https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html">Old Maps</a> web site has a wonderful series of 1:10,560 scale historical maps for the whole of the UK available on-line.</li>
  265. <li>The <a href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/">Genmaps</a> site contains a fine collection of Old Maps of the British Isles for Genealogists and Historians. In particular, see <a href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_Pages/WAL_pages/MON.htm">Old Maps of Monmouthshire</a>.</li>
  266. <li>The above <b>Genmaps</b> Links pages lists <a href="http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuengl/mainmaps.html">Great Britain - Medieval Maps</a>, which in turn provides several maps including an intriguing <b>Ecclesiastical Map of the British Isles in the Middle Ages</b>, which shows the principal Monasteries, demonstrating some of the earliest centres of habitation and influence.</li>
  267. <li>Detailed Maps of the area you may be interested in Monmouthshire are viewable at the <a href="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/">UK Street Map Page</a>. The site provides a most useful service, with superb address searching and street map facilities for anywhere in mainland Great Britain.</li>
  268. <li>Hale Family History site - <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/monmap.html">1907 map of Monmouthshire</a>.</li>
  269. <li><a href="http://ukga.org/wales/Monmouthshire/index.html">Welsh county maps</a> on the UK Genealogy Archives site</li>
  270. </ul><p></div>
  271. </div>
  272. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-merchant-marine" >
  273. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="MerchantMarine">Merchant Marine</a></h2>
  274. <div class="field field-name-field-merchant-marine field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.welshmariners.org.uk/">Welsh Mariners</a> by Dr Reg Davies - includes a searchable database of over 17,000 Welsh born (or Wales resident) Master mariners, mates and engineers who held certificates of competency or service; in practice it is an index of men active from 1850 to 1945 in the <b>merchant navy</b>.</li>
  275. <li><a href="/big/Lighthouses">Lighthouse Personnel in England and Wales and the Channel Islands 1841-1910.</a> Includes:- Table of Keepers; Table of Stations by county; Location map of the lighthouse sites.</li>
  276. <li><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/">Maritime History</a>. Although not particularly Monmouthshire related here are a large number of links to websites dealing with maritime history. By Bob Sanders.</li>
  277. </ul></div></div></div>
  278. </div>
  279. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-military-history" >
  280. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="MilitaryHistory">Military History</a></h2>
  281. <div class="field field-name-field-military-history field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>A comprehensive site featuring Castles and Fortifications - <a href="http://www.castleuk.net/">CastleUK.net</a></li>
  282. <li>Information about Castles in Monmouthshire may also be found on the <a href="http://www.castlewales.com/listings.html">Castle Wales</a> website.</li>
  283. <li><a href="http://www.ageofnelson.org/">The Age of Nelson</a> - a website providing general information about the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815, and specifically searchable databases of those present at Trafalgar (and more) and of all Commissioned Naval Officers 1787-1822.</li>
  284. <li>Names from Musters of the Monmouthshire Militia 1781-82 are available for purchase on floppy disk or microfiche through <a href="http://www.fhindexes.co.uk/">Family History Indexes</a> (the link to <a href="http://www.fhindexes.co.uk/militia.htm">Militia Musters</a> is part way down the page).</li>
  285. <li><a href="http://www.royalwelsh.org.uk/regimental-museum-of-the-royal-welsh.shtml">The Royal Regiment of Wales </a>was formed in 1969 by the amalgamation of two of Wales' most famous and distinguished regiments, namely The South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) and The Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot).</li>
  286. <li>See also <a href="http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/">Museum Collection</a>..</li>
  287. <li>Royal Monmouthshire Regiment - on the <a href="https://www.peoplescollection.wales/">People's Collection Wales </a>site</li>
  288. </ul></div></div></div>
  289. </div>
  290. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-names-geographical" >
  291. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="NamesGeographical">Names, Geographical</a></h2>
  292. <div class="field field-name-field-names-geographical field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>John Ball is providing a <a href="http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/index.html">Glossary of Welsh Place-Name Elements</a> as part of his <a href="http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/">Welsh Family History Archive</a> website.</li>
  293. <li>Hale Family History site - <a href="http://www.halefamily.net/places.html">Monmouthshire place names and their meanings</a></li>
  294. </ul></div></div></div>
  295. </div>
  296. <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-newspapers" >
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  298. <div class="field field-name-field-newspapers field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.swansea.gov.uk/cambrian">The Cambrian Index online</a>. <i>The Cambrian</i> was the first English-language newspaper published in Wales and editions cover 1804-1930. Swansea Library provide a searchable index to articles. Added 24 Oct 2005.</li>
  299. <li><a href="http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/">South Wales Argus</a>.
  300. <p>Links to Newspapers' sites are provided not only for the Newspaper content, but also because they may contain links to other items or sites of local interest.</p>
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  306. <div class="field field-name-field-occupations field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="https://www.curriers.co.uk/">The Worshipful Company of Curriers</a> - information about the history of this trade.</li>
  307. <li>The <a href="https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/national-waterways-museum/the-waterways-archive">Virtual Waterways Archive</a> - "Hundreds of years of British waterway history brought together in one online catalogue".</li>
  308. <li><a href="/big/wal/Occupations/VicPhoto1">Victorian Professional Photographers in Wales 1850-1925</a> - compiled by Mari Alderman; includes sources and a bibliography.</li>
  309. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/">Coalfield Web Materials</a>. University of Wales, Swansea. ".......... aims to improve lifelong learning opportunities by stimulating in the local history and cultural heritage of South Wales. It offers digital versions of original documentary and audiovisual material relating to the history and development of the South Wales Coalfield......" Here are direct links to sections of the site;
  310. <ul><li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/pay_and_living.asp">Pay and Living</a></li>
  311. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/life_underground.asp">Life Underground</a></li>
  312. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/society/migration.asp">Migration to the South Wales Coalfield</a></li>
  313. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/society/coal_owners.asp">Coal owners</a></li>
  314. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/economy/default.asp">Economy/Development of the Coal Industry</a></li>
  315. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/events/1972_1974_strikes.asp">Miners' Strikes, 1972 &amp; 1974</a></li>
  316. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/events/1984_strike.asp">Miners' Strikes, 1984-5</a></li>
  317. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/society/unions/south_wales_miners%27_federation.asp">The South Wales Miners' Federation</a></li>
  318. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/society/unions/national_union_of_mineworkers.asp">The National Union of Mineworkers</a></li>
  319. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/events/hunger.asp">Hunger Marches</a> (1927- 1936)</li>
  320. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/events/general_strike.asp">Background to the 1926 General Strike</a></li>
  321. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/Life/women.asp">Women in the Mines</a></li>
  322. <li><a href="http://www.agor.org.uk/cwm/themes/people/Default.asp">Coalfield People</a></li>
  323. </ul></li>
  324. <li><a href="http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/">Welsh Coal Mines</a>.</li>
  325. <li><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/ga/BobSanders/railways.html">Railway companies</a> which operated in Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan &amp; Monmouthshire plus some in adjoining areas which ran into the former counties. By Bob Sanders.</li>
  326. <li><a href="http://www.minersadvice.co.uk/wales_indexpage.htm">Miners' Advice site</a>. The Collieries of Wales section includes features/photographs relating to the following mines; Abertysswg - Bargoed - Bersham - Big Pit - Britannia - Celynen - Cwmtillery - Deep Navigation-Elliots - Ferndale - Groesfaen - Llanbradach - Mardy - Marine - Markham - Nantgarw - Navigation - Oakdale - Ogilvie - Old Pit - Penalta - Pochin - Point of Ayr - Senghenydd-Six Bells - Taff Merthyr - Tower.</li>
  327. <li>Infomation about the <a href="http://www.swansea.ac.uk/swcc/">South Wales Coalfield Collection</a> can be found at the S.W.C.C website.</li>
  328. <li><a href="http://www.mbact.org.uk/">Monmouthshire Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trust.</a></li>
  329. </ul></div></div></div>
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  333. <div class="field field-name-field-politics-and-government field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/">Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council</a>.</li>
  334. <li><a href="http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk">Monmouthshire County Council. </a></li>
  335. <li><a href="http://www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm">Newport City Council</a>.</li>
  336. <li><a href="https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/home.aspx">Torfaen County Borough Council. </a></li>
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  341. <div class="field field-name-field-poor-houses-poor-law-etc- field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.workhouses.org.uk/">The Workhouse</a>  - on Peter Higginbotham's site</li>
  342. </ul></div></div></div>
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  346. <div class="field field-name-field-postal-and-shipping-guides field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~awoodley/Regency.html">The Regency Collection</a> has a section on Postal History, and also includes other interesting material relating to the Regency period - e.g. Turnpike Trusts, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, and more.</li>
  347. </ul></div></div></div>
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  350. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Probate">Probate Records</a></h2>
  351. <div class="field field-name-field-probate-records field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><i>Monmouthshire wills : proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1560-1601</i>. Cardiff : South Wales Record Society, 1997. 256p.</li>
  352. </ul></div></div></div>
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  356. <div class="field field-name-field-religion-and-religious-lif field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li>The General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) of the United Methodist Church has a list of <a href="http://gcah.org/history/john-wesleys-preachers">John Wesley's Preachers, 1740-1791.</a></li>
  357. </ul></div></div></div>
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  361. <div class="field field-name-field-social-life-and-customs field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <ul><li><a href="http://www.motherbedford.com/">Mother Bedford</a> - <i>"a website devoted primarily to the history of Old-Bedford County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War period"</i> - a fascinating site including items of general historical interest eg:
  362. <ol><li>Apposite to the time of adding: <a href="http://www.motherbedford.com/Christmas.htm">The Celebration of Christmas</a>.</li>
  363. <li>Examples of music our ancestors may have enjoyed: <a href="http://www.motherbedford.com/Music01.htm">The Music of the 1770s: a Directory</a>.</li>
  364. </ol></li>
  365. <li><a href="http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/gazweb1.html">Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516</a>. The Gazetteer, compiled by Dr Samantha Letters is a catalogue of Markets and Fairs in Medieval England and Wales. First comprehensive National Survey, with detailed information about grants of Charters to all Market Towns.</li>
  366. <li><a href="http://www.victorianweb.org/history/sochistov.html">Victorian Social History: An Overview</a> - Public Health, Education, Conditions of Life and Labour.</li>
  367. </ul></div></div></div>
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  370. <h2 class="pane-title"><a id="Societies">Societies</a></h2>
  371. <div class="field field-name-field-societies field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <p><a href="https://gwentfhs.org.uk">Gwent FHS</a></p>
  372. <p><a href="http://www.southwalesrecordsociety.co.uk/">South Wales Record Society</a> - "The society was set up in 1982 with the aim of publishing a regular series of books and other works on the history of South Wales and particularly Glamorgan and Gwent."</p>
  373. <p><a href="http://www.local-history.co.uk/Groups/wales.html">Gwent Local History Council</a>. Publishes a twice-yearly English-language local history journal containing articles on historical topics, with references, book reviews, notes and news. Its issues are numbered to run on from its predecessor, Presenting Monmouthshire, starting at no. 41. On <a href="https://journals.library.wales">Welsh Journals Online</a></p>
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