Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911 .
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains Court Records and Marriage Bonds from the National Library of Wales. These records are part of a set of gateway records needed to bridge from the census & civil registration era back to the earlier period when land and property records are required for pre 1841 research. Images are being added as they become available. The collection covers the years 1542 to 1911.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911.|
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Court records and marriage bonds may contain the following information:
- Date of event
- Names of spouse or family members
- Place of event
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search in this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- County of event
- Approximate year of event
Searching the Collection
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒Select the appropriate “Locality, Date, Volume” which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
What do I do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the place and names to locate census records for the time period. Census records are taken every ten years. The first to list names was in 1841. For additional information on censues of wales see the wiki article Wales Census.
|FHL Place Wales items or FHL Keyword Wales items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Wales Archives and Libraries.|
- Manorial Documents Register
- National Library of Wales website
- England and Wales History Links
- England and Wales Historic Maps
Related Wiki Articles
- England Land and Property, Part 2
- Wales Court Records
- Wales Marriage Bonds
- Marriage Allegations, Bonds and Licences in England and Wales
- Find Marriage Information in Wales 1536 to 1700
- Find Marriage Information in Wales 1700 to 1837
How You Can Contribute
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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales.
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911.|