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Access the records: Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922 .
These records cover the years from 1837 through 1922, although the dates included in individual parishes may vary.
This collection is comprised of marriages recorded by the parish churches in the historic county of Glamorgan, Wales.
A detailed list of parishes and dates included may be viewed here.
Citation for This Collection
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- Glamorgan Record Office. Glamorgan Marriages. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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Key genealogical facts found in the entries are:
- Name of spouse
- Marriage date
- Marriage place (parish)
- Parents' names
- Name of spouse's father
- Marital status
- Spouse's marital status
How to Use the Record
These records can be used to identify the time and place that a marriage occurred and uncover many other helpful clues for extending the pedigree. Among these are the maiden name of the bride, the parish in which the bride and groom resided before marriage, and often the names and occupations of the fathers of the bride and groom. The names of the witnesses to the marriage can also provide clues to further research, as they may have been relatives or friends of the couple.
This collection contains marriage banns and registers from 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 often indicate whether the couple was marrying 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.
Why the Record Was Created
Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interest of the wife and other heirs. Some records, such as marriage banns, were created to notify the community of the pending marriage and provide them an opportunity to object to it.
It should be noted that the existence of a marriage bann does not definitively prove that the couple married.
Known Issues with This Collection
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- Glamorgan Record Office
- National Library of Wales
- Archives Wales
- FreeBMD has a free online index to marriages after 1837
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Citations Example for Records Found in This Collection
"Wales, Glamorgan Marriages, 1837-1922," database. "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org; accessed 23 June 2011). Williag George Dunn, 29 January 1869; Marriage Records, image 00,172, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.