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Swansea Maritime Museum
« on: Wednesday 13 March 19 23:03 GMT (UK) »

    Does anybody know if the above holds records of the Glamorgan Canal

     Or are they kept at Glamorgan Archives?

    Thanks


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Re: Swansea Maritime Museum
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 March 19 18:52 GMT (UK) »
A simple search on the Glamorgan Record Office website gives a number of results for the Glamorgan canal.

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Re: Swansea Maritime Museum
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 March 19 21:10 GMT (UK) »


    Thank you, Bernard.

    My cousin and I are keen to find out more about our ancestors who were all boatmen on the Glamorgan Canal. They lived in and around Nantgarw near Pontypridd.
      At a Family History fair we were told that records for the canal were kept at the Martime Museum Swansea. As I live between Swansea and Cardiff you can understand that I didn't want to visit Swansea if they were in Cardiff and visa versa.
   Will look up what is available at Glamorgan records office and take it from there.
  Thank you again
Suzanne

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Re: Swansea Maritime Museum
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 March 19 23:58 GMT (UK) »
No problem.

As far as I know, the Maritime Museum doesn't hold records - its more to do with artifacts. Might be worth asking them if Cardiff don't have what you want though.

Happy hunting!

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