January 26, 2022

1921 Census: ‘This history belongs to us all’

The 1921 Census of Wales and England became available online for the first time on 6th January this year. The release is the culmination of a three-year digitisation project carried out by the genealogy company, FindMyPast, on behalf of the UK National Archives. The project saw 28,000 bound volumes of records carefully scanned and transcribed, […]

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January 17, 2022

Statistics reveal surge in usage of Ancestry in 2021

The all-Wales Ancestry statistics for the last two years reveal a growing popularity with accessing family history records as thousands of users across Wales took advantage of the remote availability of the popular resource. In 2021, 2,030,158 searches were carried out in 86,512 sessions by public library users in Wales, compared to 1,036,088 searches in […]

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January 13, 2022

A good book ushers in the winter of wellbeing in public libraries

  Children and young people are urged to nominate the books that make them feel better Today, public libraries are joining Wales’ Winter of Wellbeing initiative by launching a campaign to promote the proven difference reading can make to young people’s lives and the power of public libraries to support them. To celebrate the launch, […]

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