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• Full name of the immigrant ancestor<br>• Approximate year of arrival<br>• Approximate age at arrival<br>• Names of the immigrant’s children<br>• Region, county, or parish of origin<br>• Where the ancestor lived in the new country<br>• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins<br>• Religious affiliations <br>• Occupations (include all over their lifetime) <br>  
 
• Full name of the immigrant ancestor<br>• Approximate year of arrival<br>• Approximate age at arrival<br>• Names of the immigrant’s children<br>• Region, county, or parish of origin<br>• Where the ancestor lived in the new country<br>• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins<br>• Religious affiliations <br>• Occupations (include all over their lifetime) <br>  
  
'''Decide what you want to learn then select the date range and what you know about the emigrant and then choose a sources to examine.'''<br>  
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=== '''Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table''' ===
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765266&disp=The+surnames+of+Wales%20%20&columns=*,0,0 British 19th Century Surname Atlas]
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*{{FHL|765266|title-id|disp=British 19th Century Surname Atlas}}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765266&disp=The+surnames+of+Wales%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Biographies]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765266&disp=The+surnames+of+Wales%20%20&columns=*,0,0 County marriage indexes]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765266&disp=The+surnames+of+Wales%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Farm or house name]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765266&disp=The+surnames+of+Wales%20%20&columns=*,0,0 The surnames of Wales<br>]
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*[[Wales Biography|Biographies]]
 
*[[Wales Biography|Biographies]]
  
*Settlement pattern by occupation
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*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
  
 
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*Settlement patterns<br>  
 
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*[http://www.welshamericanindex.talktalk.net/index.htm Welsh American Index]
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1002639&disp=The+Rural+poor+in+eighteenth-century+W%20%20&columns=*,0,0 The Rural Poor in Eighteenth Century Wales]<br>  
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*{{FHL|1002639|title-id|disp=The Rural Poor in Eighteenth Century Wales}}<br>  
*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/agriculture-in-wales-during-the-napoleonic-wars-a-study-in-the-geographical-interpretation-of-historical-sources/oclc/2888349&referer=brief_results Agriculture in Wales During the Napoleonic Wars]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/agriculture-in-wales-during-the-napoleonic-wars-a-study-in-the-geographical-interpretation-of-historical-sources/oclc/2888349&referer=brief_results Agriculture in Wales During the Napoleonic Wars]  
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=vfb-mcoNOKoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+welsh+in+america&source=bl&ots=HtU92v8yog&sig=8PSEWN-xj3E6qHsy6Xlv5RSfQWI&hl=en&ei=CGvvS-mXBZXMNeOx1d8P&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false The Welsh in America: Letters from the Immigrants edited by Alan Conway]
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=== Related Articles  ===
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[[Wales Emigration and Immigration]] <br>  
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[[Category:Wales]][[Category:Wales Emigration and Immigration]]

Revision as of 21:54, 8 February 2012

Helpful information to know before starting a search

• Full name of the immigrant ancestor
• Approximate year of arrival
• Approximate age at arrival
• Names of the immigrant’s children
• Region, county, or parish of origin
• Where the ancestor lived in the new country
• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins
• Religious affiliations
• Occupations (include all over their lifetime)

Decide what you want to learn, select a date range and what you know about the emigrant then choose a source to examine.


Welsh Emigrant Record Selection Table

What you want to learn Date Range What is known about the emigrant Sources
Place of origin




Pre 1790 Name
Pre 1790 Name and religion
  • Settement patterns in the U.S.
  • Church or chapel histories
  • Denominational periodicals
1790-1890 Name and occupation
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
1790-1890 Name and both parent's names
  • Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)
1890-present Name
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
Parent's names Pre 1790
Name
  • Settlement patterns
  • Denominational periodicals
  • Histories

1790-1890
Name
  • Obituaries
  • civil registration birth indexes (1837 forward)
  • From 1841, Wales census
  • Welsh American Index

1890 to present

  • Death certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Obituaries
Why they emigrated
all dates


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Wales Emigration and Immigration