Bangor, Gwynedd Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Bangor, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

For other places with similar names see: Bangor

Bangor is a city, community and ecclesiastical parish in Gwynedd, Wales.

Before 1974 the city was in the historic county of Caernarfonshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Gwynedd. In 1996 it became part of the modern County of Gwynedd.

History

In 1887: Bangor.-- par., parl. bor., and market town, Carnarvonsh., near Menai Strait, 60 m. W. of Chester and 238 m. NW. of London by rail -- par., 7543 ac., pop. 11,370; parl. bor., pop. 9026; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers.Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. It is much resorted to for sea-bathing and the beautiful scenery around it. The see of B. is the oldest in Wales; the cathedral is an interesting building. Slate is extensively quarried for exportation. B. is one of the Carnarvon dist. Of parliamentary boroughs, and with Carnarvon, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli returns 1 member to Parl. [John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)]

For more information see:Genuki - Bangor

Administration

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Caernarfonshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Gwynedd
from 1 April 1996 Gwynedd

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web Sites