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'''Powys County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf was created from the historic county of Breconshire. [[Breconshire, Wales Genealogy|View the Breconshire County Pagepage.]]''' <br>
Guide to '''County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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== Background == The county borough was formed on 1 April 1996 following major reorganisation of local government in Wales. The county borough was previously part of the former [[County of Mid Glamorgan]] and, before that, the former historic county of [[Glamorgan Genealogy|Glamorgan]] which was abolished in 1974.  The headquarters of the authority are in '''Clydach Vale'''. == County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf - 1996 ===
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The '''County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf''' (Welsh: '''Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Tâf''') is a Unitary Authority centred on the Rhondda, Cynon and Taf valleys in [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]. The county is frequently abbreviated to '''RCT'''!
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=== History ===
 The county borough was formed on 1 April 1996 following major reorganisation of local government in Wales. The county borough was previously part of the former [[County of Mid Glamorgan]] and, before that, the former historic county of [[Glamorgan Genealogy|Glamorgan]] which was abolished in 1974.  The headquarters of the authority are in '''Clydach Vale'''.  === Communities ===
See [[Communities in Rhondda Cynon Taf]]
=== Parishes ===
*See a list of the parishes in Rhondda Cynon Taf with links to their pages.
*Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Rhondda Cynon Taf Parishes].
''''' ==Online Records'''''==
*'''1678-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2737047|Wales, Parish Registers, 1678-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
(with local offices in Aberdare &amp; Treorchy)
=== Archives ===
The county borough forms part of the [http://www.glamarchives.gov.uk/ Glamorgan Archives] in Cardiff.
=== Societies ===
=== Family History ===
*[https://www.glamfhs.org.uk/ Glamorgan FHS]
=== Local History === === Bibliography === === Websites ===
=== References =Websites ==
== References ==
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=== External links ===
{{Wales modern counties}}
[[Category:County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales]]
[[Category:Counties of Wales]]
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