Ceredigion Research Resources

Ceredigion research resources in the former county of Cardiganshire, the institutions and organisations listed range from governmental, council and local societies. Details of many thousands of sites are listed which include site descriptions, maps and historic photographs of Ceredigion.

Research Organisations and Societies

These research organisations and societies offer useful insight into the archaeology, antiquities and history of Ceredigion.

Institutions and OrganisationsResearch Information
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Aberystwyth CeredigionRoyal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
The landscape and built heritage of Wales result from people’s interaction with the natural world over thousands of years. Since it was established in 1908, the Royal Commission has led the way in researching and explaining the remains of that interaction – the archaeology and the historic buildings we see around us.

Commission Resources
List of Historic Welsh Place Names
Historic Wales
The story of chapel building Wales
The Library Catalogue
Britain from Above
The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth CeredigionThe National Library of Wales
Its purpose is to make our culture and heritage accessible to all to learn, research and enjoy.
A legal deposit library, which means they have the right to a copy of every publication printed in Britain and Ireland.

Library Resources
Welsh Newspapers
Cymru 1914
Welsh Journals
Welsh Tithe Maps
Dictionary of Welsh Biography
Library Resources
Ceredigion Museum Shop once Coliseum Theatre AberystwythCeredigion Museum
The museum is home to both permanent and temporary displays that explore Ceredigion’s heritage, culture and art.

Museum Resources
The Museum Collection
Ceredigion Archives and Local History ResearchCeredigion Archives
The archive collects and preserves documents about the history of Cardiganshire and make them available for research.
Dyfed Archaeological Trust
Maintains the Historic Environment Record for southwest Wales. Currently over 43,000 sites of archaeological and historical interest are recorded.
Cardiganshire Family History Society
Formed in 1995 to encourage the study of genealogy and family history in Cardiganshire by those having family connections with the county wherever they may live.
Dyfed Family History Society
The society exists to serve anyone interested in genealogy, heraldry, family history or local history in the three Welsh counties of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin) and Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro).
People’s Collection Wales
Preserve and celebrate the rich history of Wales by collecting unique stories from everyday people.

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Local Research

Local research can range from investigating house histories and local mansions to churches, schools and the archaeology of Ceredigion.

• Houses
• Farm buildings
• Churches
• Chapels
• Schools
• Stone circles
• Hillforts
• Enclosures
• Roman sites
• Castles
• Mottes
• Railways
• Mills
• Factories
• Gardens
• Wrecks
• Mansions
• Cairns

Category Research:
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales | Coflein | National Library of Wales | Ceredigion Museum | Ceredigion Archives | Dyfed Archaeological Trust | List of Historic Welsh Place Names | Cardiganshire Family History Society