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A History of Llanbadarn Fawr by  E.G Bowen. Gomer Press: 1979. Limited ed. published under auspices of the Ysgol Cwmpadarn Centenary Celebration Joint committee.  
Here is an index  and contents listing by Peter G.Williams

Peter G Williams

Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor.

By Lucy E Lloyd Theakston & John Davies. Oxford: Fox, Jones & Co (1913).

Counties - Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Family names - Lloyd, Philipps, Allen

Estates/properties - Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach  Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor, Llanfair Clydogau, Maes y Felin, Highmead, Pantstreimon.

Peter G Williams

Ceredigion Archives have very kindly offered to do simple lookups on the following books and maps that they hold, without charge but anything complex/time consuming will be subject to a charge ; Email

Enwogion Sir Aberteifi . Jones, G. (Glan Menai) . Dolgellau, 1868

Enwogion Ceredigion. Williams, Benjamin [Gwynionydd] , 1869

A collection of books about ministers and chapels in CGN which are often mines of information.

Parish map of CGN , 1" - 1 mile 1st edition (1834) which has had all the boundaries coloured in.

Indexes to place names in Cardiganshire based on the 2-and -a-half inch map of c. 1953. This includes all names from the map down to named farms and houses

Ceredigion Archives


Historic Cardiganshire Homes and Their Families. By Francis Jones (Late Wales Herald at Arms) 2000.

There is a list of parishes/houses named in the book on Genuki

There are further details of this book on   Gareth's Help Page

Elaine Barsosky
Aberaeron : The Community and Seafaring 1800-1900 . By David Lewis Jones. Ceredigion, Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol VI/2 1969

This informative article contains many names of people, places and ships which have been indexed by Gareth Hicks.
Data has also been extracted from tables in the article under the following  specific headings

  • Aberaeron ships at Aberystwyth in 1845
  • Aberaeron Steam Navigation Company Ltd -list of members in 1864
  • The Aberayron Steam Packet Company-list of members in 1894
  • Ships built at Aberaeron , 1824-1900
Penodau yn Hanes Aberaeron by Haydn Lewis. Gomer,1970

It includes the family trees of about ten leading Aberaeron families, as well as many many other names, events, ships, and photographs.

Jeff Lewis

Aberystwyth Voices  By William Troughton 2000, Tempus Oral History  Series

The book is very much a recollection of life in Aberystwyth during the first half of the 20th century and full of anecdotes by and about, people and life in Aber during that time.
An online index by Lynne Kleingertner is available on  INDEX

Lynne Kleingertner

David Rowlands

Aberystwyth and North Ceredigion in old photographs. Collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department; Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, published in collaboration with Dyfed Cultural Services Department 1992.

An online index by David Rowlands is available on  INDEX

David Rowlands
Aberystwyth Yesterday by Howard C. Jones 1980; Stewart Williams, Barry. This is a superb collection of over 200 photographs (from about 1860 forward) including a large number of characters from the town's past David Rowlands
Bwrlwm Sioe   by Hefin Llwyd . (A history of the Tal-y-bont show, 188696), bilingual, published in 1996 on the centenary of the show, by the Tal-y-Bont Show Committee. References to many local people, places and events over the 20th century David Rowlands
Born on a Perilous Rock- Aberystwyth past and present by W J Lewis  1980

An online index by Lynne Kleingertner is available on  INDEX

David Rowlands

Wendy Angove

Lynne Kleingertner

Footprints on the sands of time : Aberystwyth 1800-1880 . By E. Alwyn Benjamin. Dyfed County Council, 1986. Contains an in depth analysis of the census returns 1841-1871 for the borough, plus census details for various families.Also extracts from the 1816 Aberystwyth guide, and also Worrall's Directory of 1875, both of which include lists of residents. The book's personal name index totals some 1000 names. Lynne Kleingertner
Tregaron Town and Country,  published by Tregaron W.I . 2000 Withdrawn
Dylan Thomas. A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow by David N. Thomas, published by Seren, the book imprint of Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 2000 ISBN: 1-85411-275-9.

In the appendices there are references to books and articles used in the research, names of people interviewed and sources of information and even some family tree information on certain West Wales people associated with Dylan. The area covered is around Talsarn, Talgarreg, Llanon, Aberaeron, Llanina, New Quay and Llangrannog.

Mary Jane Stephenson
Llangrannog. Etifeddiaeth Pentref Glan Mor  [Llangrannog.Heritage of a village by the sea] by J Geraint Jenkins, published by Llangrannog Community Council ,1998

An online index by Mary Jane Stephenson is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
The Story of Llangrannog. History, Guide and Tours by Mervyn Davies [? pre 1973]

An online index by Mary Jane Stephenson is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
An Illustrated History of Cardiganshire    By W J Lewis, 1970

An online listing of chapter headings and an index of photographs by Gareth Hicks.

A History of the Parish of Llandyssul by Rev W J Davies, 1896.

Translated by Ivor Griffiths

A contents listing and an online index by Gareth Hicks.

Here is a list of farms from the book as at 1758  Genuki
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Llandysul Ddoe [Llandysul Yesterday] Gwasg Gomer 1992

Photographs of people and places, mostly from 1900 onwards.

Cardigan And The Lower Teifi Valley In Old Photographs. Published by Dyfed Cultural Services Department 1989.Republished  in  2000 by Budding Books. ISBN 1-84015-157-9

An online index and review by Mary Jane Stephenson  is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
New Quay and Llanarth By W.J. Lewis, 1987 ?

An online index by Mary Jane Stephenson  is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
Atgofion Ceinewydd (Memories of New Quay) by Myra Evans, published by Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion 1961.

An online index and review by Mary Jane Stephenson  is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
Maritime Heritage. The Ships and Seamen of Southern Ceredigion

By J. Geraint Jenkins. Published by Gomer Press 1982  ISBN 0 85088 985 5

14 maps and diagrams. 63 b/w photo illus. area covered is coastline between mouth of Teifi and village of Aberaeron. Two appendices give trade list of freights from Bristol to Cardigan and The Diary of Simon Jones of Llangrannog

An online index and review by Mary Jane Stephenson is available on  INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
Jenkins Brothers of Cardiff
A Ceredigion Family's Shipping Ventures

David Jenkins  ISBN 0 7200 0296 6  1985
Robert Alun Chick
Images of West Wales . Produced by the Carmarthen Journal. 1999

An online index by Ruth Broad is available on   INDEX

Ruth Broad
Peacocks in Paradise   by Elizabeth Inglis-Jones

The story of Hafod and the Johnes family of Hafod, Cardiganshire

Julie Preston
The Gateway to Wales-A History of Cardigan by W J Lewis  1990[Dyfed CC] Simon Carter
A History of Cardigan , the Locality and its People   [Those were the Days]

Edited and published by The Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser from source material supplied by Donald Davies. Vol 1, 1991.  A contents listing and an  online index by Gareth Hicks

There is also a Vol 2 which has not been indexed but a contents list is on the above site
There are selected extracts from both volumes on Not everyone knows this..

Welcome to Cardiganshire, Official County Handbook 1971 - 1972

Katy Jenkins

Cardiganshire Family History Society Journal, all volumes to date Julie Preston

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