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Volunteers and staff from Bridgend Library began a project to read microfilm images of the local Gazette from the first editions onwards in order to collate all births, marriages and deaths mentioned within the newspapers, and in 2013 published these for the years 1866 up to 1877.  Many photographs of the local area were also made available.  Visit Bridgend County Borough Council Library website. 

Many inhabitants of this area are listed on the Welsh Mormon History web site as emigrating to America aboard the following vessels: 

Caravan - left Liverpool on 18th February, 1856; arrived New York City on 27th March, 1856
Arkwright - left Liverpool on 30th May, 1866; arrived New York on 6th July, 1866
Minnesota - left Liverpool on 2nd June, 1869; arrived New York City on 15th June, 1869
Wyoming - left Liverpool on 12th May, 1875; arrived New York City on 24th May, 1875

For information on villages listed in the 1068 survey commissioned by William the Conqueror, visit Domesday Book website 


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