The South Wales Coalfield Collection provides a unique insight into the social, political and cultural life of the area during the 19th and 20th centuries. If your ancestor was a prominent figure in their community or trade union, or was involved in a particular event there may be mention within the records.
Religious and business records within the Local Archive Collections may contain relevant information. The registers for the Roman Catholic Church of St David's Priory are a particularly rich source of family historians who have Catholic ancestors.
For a brief guide to family history resources or for information about the records of students and staff at the University contact the Archives.