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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Y ddraig goch.png|thumb|150px]] The country of Wales is located in the western part of Britain and is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
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*[[Wales Archives and Libraries|Archives &amp; Libraries]]
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*[[Wales Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Wales Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Wales Census|Census]]
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*[[Wales Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Wales Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Wales Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Wales Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Wales Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Wales Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Wales Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
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*[[Wales Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Wales Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Welsh Gravestones|Gravestones]]
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*[[Wales Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Wales History|History]]
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*[[Wales Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Wales Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Wales Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Wales Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
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*[[Wales Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Wales Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Wales Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Wales Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Wales Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Wales Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
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*[[Welsh Place Names|Place Names]]
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*[[Wales Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Unions]]
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*[[Wales Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Wales Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Wales Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Wales Taxation|Taxation]]
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Y ddraig goch.png|thumb|150px|Y ddraig goch.png]] The country of Wales is located in the western part of Britain and is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.<br>
  
From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century.<br>
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From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century.<br>  
  
 
The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English being official languages. However, English is the predominant language spoken, with approximately 20 percent of the population able to speak Welsh.<ref>"Wales.com - Language." Welsh Government, accessed Nov. 30, 2011, http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/English/About_Wales/Language/Language.aspx.</ref>  
 
The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English being official languages. However, English is the predominant language spoken, with approximately 20 percent of the population able to speak Welsh.<ref>"Wales.com - Language." Welsh Government, accessed Nov. 30, 2011, http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/English/About_Wales/Language/Language.aspx.</ref>  
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Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganisation over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.  
 
Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganisation over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.  
  
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== Featured resources  ==
 
== Featured resources  ==
  
[[Image:Cardiff Bay WMC.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Cardiff Bay WMC.jpg]]  
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*'''Emigration:''' [[Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide|Record Selection Guide]]  
 
*'''Emigration:''' [[Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide|Record Selection Guide]]  
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*''FamilySearch'' now has [[Welsh parish registers on microfilm|'''Welsh parish registers on microfilm''']].
 
*''FamilySearch'' now has [[Welsh parish registers on microfilm|'''Welsh parish registers on microfilm''']].
  
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*'''[http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/ Exodus Movement of the People] '''The Halstead Trust is sponsoring a conference on the topic of migration to, from and within the British Isles on 6-8 September 2013.
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*Take one of many [[Welsh Language Courses|Welsh Language Courses]]
 
*Take one of many [[Welsh Language Courses|Welsh Language Courses]]
  
== Useful websites  ==
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Useful websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/family.shtml BBC Wales - Family History]  
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/family.shtml BBC Wales - Family History]  
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Wales.pdf BYU Research Outline for Wales]
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Wales.pdf BYU Research Outline for Wales]
  
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Y ddraig goch.png
The country of Wales is located in the western part of Britain and is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century.

The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English being official languages. However, English is the predominant language spoken, with approximately 20 percent of the population able to speak Welsh.[1]

The population in Wales is 2,903,085 as of the 2001 census.[2]

The city of Cardiff, on the south coast, is the country's capital, seat of government and chief commercial centre. It has a population of around 350,000.

Learn how to start your Welsh genealogy.

The historic counties



Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganisation over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.

pre 1974 1974-1996 post 1996
Anglesey Gwynedd Anglesey
Breconshire Powys
Mid Glamorgan
Gwent
Powys
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Monmouthshire
Caernarfonshire Gwynedd Gwynedd
Conwy
Cardiganshire Dyfed Ceredigion
Carmarthenshire Dyfed Carmarthenshire
Pembrokeshire
Denbighshire Clwyd
Powys
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Wrexham
Conwy
Flintshire Clwyd Flintshire
Denbighshire
Wrexham
Glamorgan Mid Glamorgan



South Glamorgan

West Glamorgan
Bridgend
Merthyr Tydfil
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Vale of Glamorgan
Swansea
Neath Port Talbot
Merionethshire Gwynedd
Clwyd
Gwynedd
Denbighshire
Monmouthshire Gwent
Mid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
Monmouthshire
Newport
Blaenau Gwent
Islwyn
Torfaen
Caerphilly
Montgomeryshire Powys Powys
Pembrokeshire Dyfed Pembrokeshire
Radnorshire Powys Powys

See the relevant county pages for further information.

Featured resources

Cardiff Bay WMC.jpg

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

News and events

News:

  • Records recently deposited for Bethania Chapel, Maesteg 1861-2005 at the Glamorgan Record Office.
  • Pre 1858 Welsh Probate indexes and free document images are now online.
  • The 1911 census is now available online for all of Wales. About 13% of the schedules are printed and filled out in Welsh.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps with registration district boundaries free to search online
  • The National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth has begun a £20 million project to make large parts of its collection available on-line. The project will take 10 years to complete and will involve the digitising of millions of documents, newspapers and books.
  • The latest national Census in Wales took place on 27 March, 2011.
  • BBC Wales have relaunched their website on Welsh Family History
  • FamilySearch now has Welsh parish registers on microfilm.

Events:

  • Exodus Movement of the People  The Halstead Trust is sponsoring a conference on the topic of migration to, from and within the British Isles on 6-8 September 2013.
More events & details ...

Things you can do

  Useful websites

more Wales Websites

References

  1. "Wales.com - Language." Welsh Government, accessed Nov. 30, 2011, http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/English/About_Wales/Language/Language.aspx.
  2. United Kingdom. Office for National Statistics, "Census 2001: First results On population for Wales," 2002.