Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide

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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 such as:

1. Place of origin
2. Parent’s names
3. Why they emigrated
4. What they did in the home country


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

British 19th Century Surname Atlas

Biographies

County marriage indexes

Farm or house name

Welsh Surnames