Monday, November 26, 2007


Monmouthshire: Abercarn: Johns Newport Directory 1930:

"Abercarn is an important and flourishing parish and Urban District, 10 miles northwest from Newport on the Western Valleys branch of the G.W. railway about mid-way between Newport and Ebbw Vale, and is intercepted by the river Ebbw, that part on the western side being known as the West End. It is in the Abertillery division of the county, hundred of Wentloog, petty sessional division of Bedwellty, county court district of Newport, rural deanery of Bassalleg, archdeaconry of Newport and diocese of Monmouth. At the Prince of Wales Colliery a terrible explosion occurred on September 11th, 1878, in which no less than 268 lives were lost."


"the OGRE project provides free genealogy research material on-line.

The OGRE has grown out of a need to see an accessible, easy to use genealogy resource to catalogue gravestone monumental inscriptions and memorials in Wales, UK. This project involves photographing all headstones prior to 1930 in every graveyard in South Wales (currently working in Monmouthshire and Glamorgan). It is free to all researchers, although some of the data sets are now available for sale to help with the running costs of the site. You can find these items on the Parish Chest, or on my Lulu store for immediate download. This site also provides parish registers and records of births deaths and marriages and the 1873 Returns of Owners of Land 1873 for Wales, Ireland and Scotland."


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