Awen Libraries – Family History Library in Maesteg – Jan 2021

Awen Libraries (previously Bridgend Libraries for BCBC)

Y Llynfi Local and Family History Library at Maesteg Sports Centre



Are you interested in researching your family tree but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve hit a brick wall and don’t know where to go next?  Have you visited the family history library often and are longing to get back into it. The new Awen Libraries Family History Group | Facebook has been set up for these reasons.

There are lots of amazing local nostalgia Facebook groups out there. Many of their members have been asking for advice on their family tree. So, we decided we should create a group dedicated to researching your ancestors using the library archives and resources. We will be offering advice, top tips and a peek at our own archives to guide you.

The current Coronavirus pandemic has meant that our library has had to remain closed for the time being, but staff have been working tirelessly to create a covid safe way for you to use the resources. We have free access to Ancestry from our website for library members to use from the comfort of their home. All you need is your library card and PIN. Our staff are at hand to help you in anyway they can. The level 4 restrictions means that we do not have access to the GRO or Newspaper archives at present, but when the centre can reopen, our staff will be able to access the resources. We aim to provide you with any updates to our services as soon as we can. In the meantime, join our group, or email with any queries you may have.

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