Search for your ancestors in admission records for the Glamorgan region. These records list the entrance of 29,251 pupils into 11 schools (18 registers). The records include evacuees sent to Glamorgan during the Second World War, who are identifiable by the name of their previous school and the name of their guardian.
Each record includes a transcript of the original register. The amount of detail in each transcript can vary, but most will include:
Glamorganshire (also called Glamorgan) is one of 13 historic counties in Wales and a former administrative county of Wales. Glamorganshire is represented by the three preserved counties of Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, and West Glamorgan. It borders Breconshire, Monmouthshire, and Carmarthenshire. The administrative county of Glamorganshire was created under the Local Government Act 1888, excluding Swansea and Cardiff which were made independent county boroughs. Two years after the Local Government Act 1972, however, the county boroughs and administrative county were abolished, and three new counties were formed: West Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan, and South Glamorgan. In 1996, these areas were reformed into several unitary authorities. Since 1972, Glamorganshire has boasted two cities: Swansea, and Cardiff, the county town and capital city of Wales since 1955.
Schools included within the records:
Caedraw Junior Mixed
Gelligaer Boys and Girls
Mertthyr St Illtyds
St Mary RC Boys
St Mary RC Seniors
St Mary Senior