County of Gwynedd, Wales Genealogy
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Guide to Gwynned ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
The county of Gwynedd, in the north-west of Wales, was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.
This new county was divided into five districts:
The county town was Caernarfon.
The county was named after the independent Kingdom of Gwynedd which covered the north-west of Wales from the end of the Roman period until the 13th Century.
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Gwynedd, and its five districts, on 1 April 1996.
The county of Gwynedd was split up into three new Unitary Authorities:
Caernarfon remained the county town.
- See a list of the parishes in Radnorshire with links to their pages.
- Interactive map of Radnorshire Parishes.