Denbighshire Nonconformist Records

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 [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Wales]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Denbighshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Nonconformist Records  
  
 
Many of the county's nonconformist chapel registers are available:  
 
Many of the county's nonconformist chapel registers are available:  
  
 
*in an archive or library  
 
*in an archive or library  
*Published as a booklet, microfiche  
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*Published as a booklet or microfiche  
 
*On-line as transcriptions of the original registers on the IGI. (However, many of the birth and christening records on the IGI have had patronymic surnames incorrectly applied by the transcriber).  
 
*On-line as transcriptions of the original registers on the IGI. (However, many of the birth and christening records on the IGI have had patronymic surnames incorrectly applied by the transcriber).  
*On-line as part of a pay to use website such as FindMyPast
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*On-line as part of a pay to use website<br>
  
A variety of sources; online, offline databases, and books/booklets show where nonconformist records have been deposited with a record office or archive. There are shortcomings of one sort or another related to each of these record listing methods.  
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[https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AibZ4eCKb-EYdEdHRlJzZDZtQmx0TDhyQUlYQXNhbHc&hl=en&authkey=CO3W0Cc '''Denbighshire Nonconformist Chapels'''] is a spreadsheet listing a combination of details related to chapels in Denbighshire. It can be updated at any time if new information is discovered. This also provides the ability for many people to add or share information that may not be common knowledge especially for researchers outside Wales.The spreadsheet format allows for the list to be filtered or sorted so that all records for a particular parish or denomination might be grouped together.<br>
  
The book ''The Parish Churches And Nonconformist Chapels of Wales - Volume One'' by Bert J. Rawlins is an excellent resource but only covers three counties and has not been updated since it was published in 1987.  
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There are shortcomings of one sort or another related to each of these record listing methods.&nbsp;
  
''Cofrestri Anghydffurfiol'' (Nonconformist Registers of Wales) is another excellent and indispensible research tool for Welsh nonconformist records. This covers all of Wales but with some data elements covered in the Rawlins book omitted and additional detail presented. Although this book was published in 1994 it too could be supplemented by details of recent record deposits.
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*usually only the christening/birth, marriage and burial registers are listed in published guides<br>
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*about 25% of chapels have deposited their registers with an archive or library
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*many records exist which are not considered registers that may supplement existing registers or serve as substitutes for registers that have not been deposited yet or are lost
  
The National Library of Wales has the ''Capeli Cymru'' database with much more detail than could be provided in either of the books listed above. Unfortunately Capeli Cymru can only be searched at the National Library of Wales. It is possible to submit an email query for a free search in this database but a detailed and exhaustive search in this way is difficult at best.
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It is hoped that the Denbighshire Nonconformist Chapels spreadsheet will provide a more complete list of chapel registers and other chapel records that will supplement missing registers of birth, marriage and death. <br>  
 
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[http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=tGGFRsd6mBltL8rAIXAsalw&hl=en# '''Denbighshire Nonconformist Chapels'''] is a spreadsheet listing a combination of details related to chapels in Denbighshire. It can be updated at any time if new information is discovered. This also provides the ability for many people to add or share information that may not be common knowledge especially for researchers outside Wales.  
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=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
  
*Archives Network Wales  
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*[http://www.archivesnetworkwales.info/ Archives Network Wales]
 
*The Religious Census of 1851 A Calendar of the Returns Relating to Wales, Volume II North Wales  
 
*The Religious Census of 1851 A Calendar of the Returns Relating to Wales, Volume II North Wales  
 
*Nonconformist Registers of Wales  
 
*Nonconformist Registers of Wales  
*The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales - Volume One
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*The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales  
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*[http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/ Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales]
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Revision as of 03:18, 12 May 2011

 Gotoarrow.pngWales Gotoarrow.png Denbighshire Gotoarrow.png Nonconformist Records

Many of the county's nonconformist chapel registers are available:

  • in an archive or library
  • Published as a booklet or microfiche
  • On-line as transcriptions of the original registers on the IGI. (However, many of the birth and christening records on the IGI have had patronymic surnames incorrectly applied by the transcriber).
  • On-line as part of a pay to use website

Denbighshire Nonconformist Chapels is a spreadsheet listing a combination of details related to chapels in Denbighshire. It can be updated at any time if new information is discovered. This also provides the ability for many people to add or share information that may not be common knowledge especially for researchers outside Wales.The spreadsheet format allows for the list to be filtered or sorted so that all records for a particular parish or denomination might be grouped together.

There are shortcomings of one sort or another related to each of these record listing methods. 

  • usually only the christening/birth, marriage and burial registers are listed in published guides
  • about 25% of chapels have deposited their registers with an archive or library
  • many records exist which are not considered registers that may supplement existing registers or serve as substitutes for registers that have not been deposited yet or are lost

It is hoped that the Denbighshire Nonconformist Chapels spreadsheet will provide a more complete list of chapel registers and other chapel records that will supplement missing registers of birth, marriage and death.

Sources