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County of Newport, Wales Genealogy

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Guide to County Borough of Newport, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


The county was formed on 1 April 1996 following major reorganization of local government in Wales. The county was previously part of the former County of Gwent and, before that, the former historic county of Monmouthshire which was abolished in 1974.

In 2002, the town of Newport was given city status. The council then renamed itself City of Newport or Dinas Casnewydd in Welsh.

County of Newport - 1996

County Borough of Newport - 1996

The County Borough of Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is a Unitary Authority centered on the city of Newport in Wales. The headquarters of the authority are in the city of Newport.



  • See a list of the parishes in Newport with links to their pages.
  • Interactive map of Newport Parishes.

Online Records

See Communities in Newport

Register Office

Register Office,
The Mansion House,
4 Stow Park Circle,
NP20 4HE,


The county borough forms part of the Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale.


Family History