Aberffraw, Anglesey Genealogy

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Aberffraw (ocasionally spelled Aberffo; Abar Fraw; Aber-Fraw) is a parish and market town in Anglesey, Wales.

An Anglesey time line highlights history from 1282 to the 2010.


Years County
Pre 1536 Gwynedd
1536 - 31 Mar 1974 Anglesey
1 Apr 1974 - 31 Mar 1996 Gwynedd
Post 1996 Anglesey

Type of Jurisdiction Name
Hundred Malltraeth
Church of England/ Church in Wales Diocese Bangor
Civil Registration District Anglesey

What Do You Want to Find?

To start your search, decide when your ancestor lived. If he or she lived between 1837-1911, start by searching civil registration and census records. If they lived before 1837, use church records and probate records. Read more about these records below.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Several Internet sites list names or indexes to the records, including:

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Census for the entire country was started in 1841 and continued every ten years. The most recent census available to the public is 1911. Learn more about these records, including the information given in them, by reading the census article.

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information for this place, such as part of X census year is missing. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Anglesey Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in Wales. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. Here is a link to a web site with gazetteers and maps.

Web sites