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=== Historic Montgomeryshire ===
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Guide to '''Montgomeryshire, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
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'''Montgomeryshire''' (Welsh: '''Sir Drefaldwyn''' or '''Maldwyn''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales. The county is bounded to the north by [[Denbighshire, Wales|Denbighshire]], to the east and south-east by [[Shropshire]] (England), to the south by [[Radnorshire]], to the south-west by [[Cardiganshire]] and to the west and north-west by [[Merionethshire]].  
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'''Montgomeryshire''' (Welsh: '''Sir Drefaldwyn''' or '''Maldwyn''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales. The county is bounded to the north by [[Denbighshire Genealogy|Denbighshire]], to the east and south-east by [[Shropshire Genealogy|Shropshire]] (England), to the south by [[Radnorshire Genealogy|Radnorshire]], to the south-west by [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]] and to the west and north-west by [[Merionethshire Genealogy|Merionethshire]].  
  
 
It took it's name from '''Roger de Montgomerie''', 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors,  
 
It took it's name from '''Roger de Montgomerie''', 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors,  
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[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''MGY'''  
 
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Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county of Montgomeryshire was abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. All of the former county of Montgomeryshire became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]] which covered the whole of east-central Wales.
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[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|200px|Powys 1974-1996]] Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county of Montgomeryshire was abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. All of the former county of Montgomeryshire became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]] which covered the whole of east-central Wales.
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== Parishes  ==
  
=== Modern Powys ===
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*See a list of the parishes in Montogomeryshire with links to their pages.
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*Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Montgomeryshire Parishes].
  
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== Topics  ==
  
== Topics  ==
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*[[Montgomeryshire Poor Law Unions|Montgomeryshire]]
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*[[Montgomeryshire Poor Law Unions|ire Poor Law Unions]]
  
*[[Montgomeryshire Nonconformist Records]]
 
*[[Montgomeryshire Poor Law Unions]]
 
*[[Genealogy from Periodicals]]
 
  
 
== Research tools  ==
 
== Research tools  ==
  
*[http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/bmd_welcome.html The North Wales BMD]. A searchable index of births marriages and deaths within the county of Montgomeryshire from 1837 to around 1950.
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*[http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/bmd_welcome.html The North Wales BMD]. A searchable index of births marriages and deaths within the county of Montgomeryshire from 1837 to around 1950.  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075048 Montgomeryshire Church records] databases at FamilySearch
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[Montgomeryshire Nonconformist Records]]
 
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*Montgomeryshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=130.0 RootsChat Montgomeryshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
*Hamlet
 
*[[Montgomeryshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
 
*Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
 
*Registration District
 
*[[Montgomeryshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']]  
 
*Archdeaconry
 
*Diocese
 
*County
 
 
 
== Did you know  ==
 
  
*'''Owain Glyndŵr''' was crowned ''Prince of Wales'' in 1404 in '''Machynlleth''', Montgomeryshire, before leaders from Scotland, France and Spain, and held his first Parliament in the town.
 
*'''Robert Owen''', the social reformer, philanthropist and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement, was born in '''Newtown''', Montgomeryshire in 1771.
 
  
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Guide to Montgomeryshire, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


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Historic Montgomeryshire

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Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn or Maldwyn) was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales. The county is bounded to the north by Denbighshire, to the east and south-east by Shropshire (England), to the south by Radnorshire, to the south-west by Cardiganshire and to the west and north-west by Merionethshire.

It took it's name from Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors,

The county was formed shortly after the Act of Union of 1535 of Wales and England. The borders of Montgomeryshire corresponded roughly to the medieval kingdom of Powys Wenwynwyn and its cantrefi (hundreds) included Cyfeiliog; Arwystli; Mawddwy; Mochnant; Deuddwy; Ystrad Marchell and Gorddwr, and also included the Lordships of Cydewain and Mechain.

Chapman Code: MGY


1974-1996 Powys

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Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county of Montgomeryshire was abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. All of the former county of Montgomeryshire became part of the newly formed county of Powys which covered the whole of east-central Wales.

Modern Powys

Modern Powys

Although further local government reorganisation took place in 1996, this had little effect on the county of Powys

Parishes


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