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Record Description

This collection of Glamorgan, Wales marriage records includes parish registers from 1837 through 1922. For a detailed list of the parishes included and the years they cover, see Coverage Table for Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922.

This collection contains marriage banns and registers from the Glamorgan Archives (formerly known as the Glamorgan Record Office) and the National Library of Wales. The majority of the people included were married by banns. Banns were posted three consecutive weeks in the parish church, during which time members of the congregation could bring forward objections to the marriage. Others, who wished to marry more quickly, or in a distant parish could be married by licence for a fee. The marriage registers indicate whether the couple married by banns or by licence.

The records are organized on FamilySearch by the town name and sometimes the parish name according to the place names specified on the records.

It should be noted that the existence of a marriage bann does not definitively prove that the couple married.

For additional information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Wales Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Content

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
  • Witnesses' Names, Age and Occupation

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection and what other resources you can check.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Wales, Glamorgan items or FHL Keyword Wales, Glamorgan items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Wales Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Contributions to this Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing National Library, Aberystwyth, Wales.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922.



 

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