Wales Early Manuscript and Printed Pedigrees

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== Content ==
 
== Content ==
  
These records contain;<br />
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These records contain;<br>
  
 
* names
 
* names
 
* parents names
 
* parents names
* name of spouse<br />
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* name of spouse<br>
* place of residence (farm or village) and sometimes place of origin<br />
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* place of residence (farm or village) and sometimes place of origin<br>
* occupation or status such as gentleman or esquire <br />
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* occupation or status such as gentleman or esquire <br>
  
== Before using this record, know this<br /> ==
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== Before using this record, know this<br> ==
  
* family name<br />
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* family name<br>
* area where the family lived (this may be as general as the county but the more specific the better) <br />
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* area where the family lived (this may be as general as the county but the more specific the better) <br>
  
== Before using this record, search this<br /> ==
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== Before using this record, search this<br> ==
  
* Welsh Pedigree Database<br />
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* Welsh Pedigree Database<br>
* Church records<br />
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* Church records<br>
  
 
== Where to find the original records ==
 
== Where to find the original records ==
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* National Library of Wales
 
* National Library of Wales
 
* The British Library
 
* The British Library
* College of Arms<br />
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* College of Arms<br>
  
* '''[[National Library of Wales Manuscript Pedigrees on Microfilm|National Library of Wales Manuscript Pedigrees on microfilm]]'''<br />
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* '''[[National Library of Wales Manuscript Pedigrees on Microfilm|National Library of Wales Manuscript Pedigrees on microfilm]]'''<br>
  
 
== How to search the record ==
 
== How to search the record ==
  
Normally you will need to search the pedigrees by name. There are a few that have partial indexes to aid in the search. <br />
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Normally you will need to search the pedigrees by name. There are a few that have partial indexes to aid in the search. <br>
  
 
== Record sample ==
 
== Record sample ==
  
'''[http://www.familysearchwiki.org/Glamorganshire Manuscript Pedigree.jpg Griffith of Ynys Dderw]'''<br />
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'''[http://www.familysearchwiki.org/Glamorganshire Manuscript Pedigree.jpg Griffith of Ynys Dderw]'''<br>
  
 
== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
  
* An index of place-names may be more useful than a name index.<br />
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* An index of place-names may be more useful than a name index.<br>
* Individuals may be listed in different portions of the manuscript, especially daughters. If there is no complete index be sure to search document thoroughly.<br />
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* Individuals may be listed in different portions of the manuscript, especially daughters. If there is no complete index be sure to search document thoroughly.<br>
* Spellings may not match with what you are familiar with. Look at the context to help decide if the person or family fits in with what you already know.<br />
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* Spellings may not match with what you are familiar with. Look at the context to help decide if the person or family fits in with what you already know.<br>
 
* A family or individual may be recorded in more than one manuscript
 
* A family or individual may be recorded in more than one manuscript
* Wives and daughters may not be named but referred to as "daughter of..."<br />
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* Wives and daughters may not be named but referred to as "daughter of..."<br>
  
== What to do next<br /> ==
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== What to do next<br> ==
  
 
* Compare what you find with details already known about the person or family.
 
* Compare what you find with details already known about the person or family.
 
* Search probate records.
 
* Search probate records.
* Search title deeds to verify what has been learned.<br />
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* Search title deeds to verify what has been learned.
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[[Category:Wales]]

Revision as of 00:50, 29 December 2007

These records normally date before 1800. Information is often included for years not covered by parish church records.

Contents

Content

These records contain;

  • names
  • parents names
  • name of spouse
  • place of residence (farm or village) and sometimes place of origin
  • occupation or status such as gentleman or esquire

Before using this record, know this

  • family name
  • area where the family lived (this may be as general as the county but the more specific the better)

Before using this record, search this

  • Welsh Pedigree Database
  • Church records

Where to find the original records

Manuscripts may be found at an archive or library listed below. Some of the National Library of Wales pedigrees are on microfilm.

  • National Library of Wales
  • The British Library
  • College of Arms

How to search the record

Normally you will need to search the pedigrees by name. There are a few that have partial indexes to aid in the search.

Record sample

Manuscript Pedigree.jpg Griffith of Ynys Dderw

Tips

  • An index of place-names may be more useful than a name index.
  • Individuals may be listed in different portions of the manuscript, especially daughters. If there is no complete index be sure to search document thoroughly.
  • Spellings may not match with what you are familiar with. Look at the context to help decide if the person or family fits in with what you already know.
  • A family or individual may be recorded in more than one manuscript
  • Wives and daughters may not be named but referred to as "daughter of..."

What to do next

  • Compare what you find with details already known about the person or family.
  • Search probate records.
  • Search title deeds to verify what has been learned.