Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide

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=== '''Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table'''  ===
 
=== '''Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table'''  ===
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! scope="col" | What you want to learn
 
! scope="col" | Date Range
 
! scope="col" | What is known about the emigrant
 
! scope="col" | Sources
 
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| rowspan="5" | Place of origin <br><br><br><br><br>
 
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| Name
 
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*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=British 19th Century Surname Atlas}}
 
  
*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=Biographies}}
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|- ! scope="col" | What you want to learn ! scope="col" | Date Range ! scope="col" | What is known about the emigrant ! scope="col" | Sources |- | rowspan="5" | Place of origin <br><br><br><br><br> | Pre 1790 | Name |
  
*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=County marriage indexes}}
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*[[FHL|765266|title-id|disp=British 19th Century Surname Atlas]]
  
*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=Farm or house name}}
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*[[FHL|765266|title-id|disp=Biographies]]
  
*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=The surnames of Wales<br>}}
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*[[FHL|765266|title-id|disp=County marriage indexes]]
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*[[FHL|765266|title-id|disp=Farm or house name]]
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*[[FHL|765266|title-id|disp=The surnames of Wales<br>]]
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|- | Pre 1790 | Name and religion |
  
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| Pre 1790
 
| Name and religion
 
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*Settement patterns in the U.S.
 
*Settement patterns in the U.S.
  
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*Denominational periodicals
 
*Denominational periodicals
  
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|- | 1790-1890 | Name and occupation |
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*Death certificates
 
*Death certificates
  
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*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
 
*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
  
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|- | 1790-1890 | Name and both parent's names |
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*Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)
 
*Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)
  
 
*[http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl Wales civil registration indexes]
 
*[http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl Wales civil registration indexes]
  
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*Death certificates
 
*Death certificates
  
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*Denominational periodicals
 
*Denominational periodicals
  
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|- | Parent's names | Pre 1790<br> | Name<br> |  
| Parent's names  
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*Settlement patterns<br>  
 
*Settlement patterns<br>  
 
*Denominational periodicals  
 
*Denominational periodicals  
 
*Histories
 
*Histories
  
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*Obituaries<br>  
 
*Obituaries<br>  
 
*civil registration birth indexes (1837 forward)  
 
*civil registration birth indexes (1837 forward)  
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*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
 
*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
  
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|- | <br> | 1890 to present<br> | <br> |  
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| 1890 to present<br>  
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*Death certificates<br>  
 
*Death certificates<br>  
 
*Marriage certificates  
 
*Marriage certificates  
 
*Obituaries
 
*Obituaries
  
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|- | Why they emigrated<br> | all dates<br> | <br> |  
| Why they emigrated<br>  
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*{{FHL|1002639|title-id|disp=The Rural Poor in Eighteenth Century Wales}}<br>  
 
*{{FHL|1002639|title-id|disp=The Rural Poor in Eighteenth Century Wales}}<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/agriculture-in-wales-during-the-napoleonic-wars-a-study-in-the-geographical-interpretation-of-historical-sources/oclc/2888349&referer=brief_results Agriculture in Wales During the Napoleonic Wars]  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/agriculture-in-wales-during-the-napoleonic-wars-a-study-in-the-geographical-interpretation-of-historical-sources/oclc/2888349&referer=brief_results Agriculture in Wales During the Napoleonic Wars]  

Revision as of 21:23, 16 January 2012

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, select a date range and what you know about the emigrant then choose a source to examine.


  • Settement patterns in the U.S.
  • Church or chapel histories
  • Denominational periodicals


  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals


  • Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)


  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals


  • Settlement patterns
  • Denominational periodicals
  • Histories


  • Obituaries
  • civil registration birth indexes (1837 forward)
  • From 1841, Wales census
  • Welsh American Index


  • Death certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Obituaries



Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table

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