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Some of these sources may have limited Welsh content.

Archives & libraries

Cemeteries

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.
  • War Graves In Britain - The intent of this organization is to create awareness of the local Commonwealth War graves in Great Britain and compile a record of untended war graves. Sparse content.
  • www.genuki.org.uk- links to Welsh cemeteries
  • www.familysearch.org > Under the Catalog tab type the name of the parish or County next to the Place-names box > click the link to Cemeteries.

Census

Church records

Churches & Chapels

Civil registration

These online indexes to order certificates are the best and easiest way to obtain a birth, marriage, or death certificate 1 July 1837-present. Just "click" below and see what you can find.

Certificate Ordering from local Superintendent Registrar

Court records

  • Crime and Punishment Database from the Court of Great Sessions gaol files for the years 1730-1830.

Dictionaries

Directories

Emigrants & Immigrants

Family History Societies

Gazetteers

General Welsh Genealogy

Heraldry

LDS Sources

  • Welshmormon.byu.edu- Early converts to the LDS Church in Wales during the 19th century who migrated to America. May include journal entries, biographies, pictures, etc.
  • immigrants.byu.edu-Tracks LDS convets in ships migrating across the ocean to America.
  • Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868. A list of LDS pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains. Includes trail excerpts.
  • www.dupinternational.org- Contains submitted histories, biographies, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors. 
  • http://histfam.familysearch.org- Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods & geographic localitites around the world. Includes vast numbers of Welsh pedigrees. 
  • lib.byu.edu/digital/mmd- Early Mormon missionary journals. 

Jews

Maps

Merchant marines

Military records

Names - Geographical

Names - Personal

Newspapers

  • The Cambrian was an English newpaper published from 1804 to 1930. Swansea library has made an index which is searchable online. Visit the Cambrian Index.
  • www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk A growing collection of British newspapers. Currently includes some newspapers for Clwyd (covering Denbighshire & Flintshire; 1850-1949), Gwynedd (covering Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire; 1800-1949), and South Glamorgan- 1850-1949.

Nobility

Occupations

Periodicals

Repositories

Wills/Probates

Website links to other Welsh records


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