Aberffraw, Anglesey Genealogy
The current name of the county is Gwynedd. An Anglesey time line highlights history from 1282 to the 2010.
Census records began in 1841 and were taken every 10 years. The most recent census available is 1911. The family history society may have published indexes. Some census indexes and images are on the Internet.
Government registration of births, marriages and deaths began in Wales on 1 July 1837. Information usually given in these records are as follows.
- Name, date and birthplace of the child.
- Name of the parents, including mother's maiden name.
- Place and date of registration.
- Name, age and occupation of the groom
- Name, age and occupation of the bride
- Name and occupation of the father of both the bride and the groom
- Date and place of the registration.
- Name of the deceased.
- Death date and place.
- Cause of death and informant's information.
- Date and place of registration.
Several Web sites have indexes to the certificates. One is FreeBMD. A copy of the actual certificates can be ordered through the General Register Office.
Church of England (Church of Wales)
The parish registers of the Church of England exist from 1719, with the Bishop's Transcripts beginning in 1675. The Family History Library has some records on film. Some of these records are available in family history centers
Nonconformist Church Records
Starting in 1857, the government took over probating wills and administrations. Before that date. Church courts had jurisdictions
Helpful Web Sites
Visit the following Web sites for more information. They have information about the local family history society, how-to articles, a list of publications for sales and queries from people with ancestry from the area.