County of Newport, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in the County of Newport, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.




The county was formed (as the County Borough of Newport) on 1 April 1996 following major reorganisation 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. It 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.

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.


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