United Kingdom Wales
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Guide to Wales ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
Wales is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and is located in the western part of Britain. 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 (predominant) being official languages. Birth,Death,Marriage and Military records for Wales are listed with English records.
Getting Started with Wales Research
Wales Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Wales research. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - (1870)
The Historic Counties
Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganization over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.
See the relevant county pages for further information.
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records
- Family History Center locator map
- Wikipedia contributors, "Wales," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales, accessed 23 March 2016.