Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide

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• Full name of the immigrant ancestor<br>• Approximate year of arrival<br>• Approximate age at arrival<br>• Names of the immigrant’s children<br>• Region, county, or parish of origin<br>• Where the ancestor lived in the new country<br>• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins<br>• Religious affiliations <br>• Occupations (include all over their lifetime) <br>  
 
• Full name of the immigrant ancestor<br>• Approximate year of arrival<br>• Approximate age at arrival<br>• Names of the immigrant’s children<br>• Region, county, or parish of origin<br>• Where the ancestor lived in the new country<br>• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins<br>• Religious affiliations <br>• Occupations (include all over their lifetime) <br>  
  
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1. Place of origin<br>2. Parent’s names<br>3. Why they emigrated<br>4. What they did in the home country<br>  
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Revision as of 13:16, 29 April 2010

Helpful information to know before starting a search

• Full name of the immigrant ancestor
• Approximate year of arrival
• Approximate age at arrival
• Names of the immigrant’s children
• Region, county, or parish of origin
• Where the ancestor lived in the new country
• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins
• Religious affiliations
• Occupations (include all over their lifetime)

Decide what you want to learn then select the date range and what you know about the emigrant and then choose a sources to examine.


Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table
What you want to learn Date Range What is known about the emigrant Sources
Place of origin




Pre 1790 Name
  • County marriage indexes
  • Farm or house name
  • Welsh Surnames
Pre 1790 Name and religion
  • Settement patterns in the U.S.
  • Church or chapel histories
  • Denominational periodicals
1790-1890 Name and occupation
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
  • Settlement pattern by occupation
1790-1890 Name and both parent's names
  • Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)
1890-present Name
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
Parent's names