#CrowdCymru: Project Update

Hello all, it’s Jen here, Digital Volunteering Project Officer for CrowdCymru. Here follows an update on the progress of our amazing digital archives volunteering project. We are funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and run jointly by Gwent Archives, Glamorgan Archives, and Cardiff University Special Collections & Archives. This is the fourth in a … Continue reading #CrowdCymru: Project Update

Talyllychau Tithe Map project

Following the reopening of the Carmarthenshire Archives last year, a magnificent Tithe map and a linked written apportionment (award) for the parish of Talyllychau was deposited with the archive service. Dating from 1839, these documents are extremely valuable sources of information about the parish of Talyllychau in the 19th century. © Carmarthenshire Archives © Carmarthenshire Archives Unfortunately, … Continue reading Talyllychau Tithe Map project

International Archives Day: Celebrating the Work of Archive Services in Wales

Happy International Archives Day! Today we celebrate the richness of archival collections, and the importance of the work of archivists and archival institutions around the world. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the second edition of “Into the Archives,” a celebratory booklet produced by Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW) highlighting the fantastic … Continue reading International Archives Day: Celebrating the Work of Archive Services in Wales

Perilous Paperclips!

On #NationalPaperclipDay, Mark Allen, conservator at North East Wales Archives (NEWA) has been considering the damage that these seemingly-innocent items can do to fragile, unique documents.   A giant paperclip holding together an Illustrated Sale Catalogue of Gloddaeth Hall, Llandudno, 1935 from NEWA, Hawarden (Ref: D/M/6431). Paperclips have been used to hold paper documents together … Continue reading Perilous Paperclips!

Jane Phillips of Swansea, midwife, 1859

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, West Glamorgan Archive Service will be sharing stories about the fascinating lives of some of the area’s local women. These stories will focus on women who have not already been recognised or written about, and showcase documents within their collections. This story of Jane Phillips, midwife, is one … Continue reading Jane Phillips of Swansea, midwife, 1859

Dydd Miwsig Cymru 2023 Welsh Language Music Day

For Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Welsh Music Day – we’re sharing some highlights from the 20th century popular music collections in The Welsh Music Archive at the National Library of Wales. The Welsh Music Archive was established in 2017 in order to collect, and to promote the use of, music archives and manuscripts in the … Continue reading Dydd Miwsig Cymru 2023 Welsh Language Music Day