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Guide to '''Wales ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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*[[Wales Archives and Libraries|Archives &amp; Libraries]]  
 
*[[Wales Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Wales Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Wales Census|Census]]  
 
*[[Wales Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Wales Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Wales Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Wales Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Wales Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Wales Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Wales Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
 
*[[Wales Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Wales Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Welsh Gravestones|Gravestones]]
 
*[[Wales Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Wales History|History]]
 
*[[Wales Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Wales Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Wales Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Wales Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
 
*[[Wales Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Wales Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Wales Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Wales Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Wales Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Wales Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
 
*[[Welsh Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Wales Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Unions]]
 
*[[Wales Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Wales Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Wales Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Wales Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Wales Websites|Websites]]
 
  
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==Background Information==
  
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'''Wales''' is one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]] and [[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]) and is located in the western part of Britain. From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century. The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English (predominant) being official languages. Birth,Death,Marriage and Military records for Wales are listed with English records.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wales," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Y ddraig goch.png|thumb|150px]] The country of Wales is located in the western part of Britain and is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.<br>
 
  
From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century.<br>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Wales Research</h3>
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*[[English Birth, Christening or Baptism Date]]
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*[[English Marriage Dates]]
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*[[English Burial or Death Dates]]
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*[[Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide|Finding Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant]]
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*[[Wales Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English being official languages. However, English is the predominant language spoken, with approximately 20 percent of the population able to speak Welsh.<ref>"Wales.com - Language." Welsh Government, accessed Nov. 30, 2011, http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/English/About_Wales/Language/Language.aspx.</ref>
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<h3>Wales Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Wales research.
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Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - (1870)
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*[[Wales Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/wales-maps-and-gazetteers/1287 Class on Using Maps and Gazetteers]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/welsh-naming-patterns/1286 Class on Welsh Naming Patterns]
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{{Click|Image:Wales ORP.png|Wales Online Genealogy Records}}
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The population in Wales is 2,903,085 as of the 2001 census.<ref>United Kingdom. Office for National Statistics, "Census 2001: First results On population for Wales," 2002.</ref>
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==Wales Map==
  
The city of Cardiff, on the south coast, is the country's capital, seat of government and chief commercial centre. It has a population of around 350,000.
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== Pre 1974  ==
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Learn how to [[Start your Welsh genealogy|start your Welsh genealogy]].
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== 1974-1996  ==
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== The historic counties ==
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== Post 1996 ==
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{{Wales historic counties}}
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== The Historic Counties  ==
  
Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganisation over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.  
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Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganization over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.  
  
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| [[Anglesey|Anglesey]]  
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| [[Anglesey Genealogy|Anglesey]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]  
| [[Anglesey|Anglesey]]
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| [[Anglesey Genealogy|Anglesey]]
 
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| [[Breconshire|Breconshire]]  
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| [[Breconshire Genealogy|Breconshire]]  
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]<br>Mid Glamorgan<br>Gwent  
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| [[County of Powys|Powys]]<br>[[County of Mid Glamorgan|Mid Glamorgan]]<br>[[County of Gwent|Gwent]]
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]<br>''Rhondda Cynon Taf''<br>''Monmouthshire''
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| [[County of Powys|Powys]]<br>[[County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf|Rhondda Cyon Taf]]<br>[[Monmouthshire|Monmouthshire]]
 
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| [[Caernarfonshire|Caernarfonshire]]  
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| [[Caernarfonshire Genealogy|Caernarfonshire]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>''[[County Borough of Conwy|Conwy]]''
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>''[[County Borough of Conwy|Conwy]]''
 
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| [[Cardiganshire|Cardiganshire]]  
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| [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]]  
| Dyfed  
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| [[County of Dyfed|Dyfed]]
| Ceredigion
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| [[Ceredigion|Ceredigion]]
 
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| [[Carmarthenshire|Carmarthenshire]]  
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| [[Carmarthenshire Genealogy|Carmarthenshire]]  
| Dyfed  
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| [[County of Dyfed|Dyfed]]
| [[Carmarthenshire|Carmarthenshire]]<br>''Pembrokeshire''
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| [[Carmarthenshire Genealogy|Carmarthenshire]]<br>[[Pembrokeshire|Pembrokeshire]]
 
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| [[Denbighshire|Denbighshire]]  
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| [[Denbighshire Genealogy|Denbighshire]]  
 
| [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]<br>[[County of Powys|''Powys'']]  
 
| [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]<br>[[County of Powys|''Powys'']]  
| [[Denbighshire|Denbighshire]]<br>[[Flintshire|Flintshire]]<br>[[County Borough of Wrexham|Wrexham]]<br>[[County Borough of Conwy|Conwy]]
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| [[Denbighshire Genealogy|Denbighshire]]<br>[[Flintshire Genealogy|Flintshire]]<br>[[County Borough of Wrexham|Wrexham]]<br>[[County Borough of Conwy|Conwy]]
 
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| [[Flintshire Genealogy|Flintshire]]  
 
| [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]  
 
| [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]  
| [[Flintshire|Flintshire]]<br>[[Denbighshire|Denbighshire]]<br>[[County Borough of Wrexham|Wrexham]]
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| [[Flintshire Genealogy|Flintshire]]<br>[[Denbighshire Genealogy|Denbighshire]]<br>[[County Borough of Wrexham|Wrexham]]
 
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| [[Glamorgan|Glamorgan]]  
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| [[Glamorgan Genealogy|Glamorgan]]  
| Mid Glamorgan<br><br><br><br>South Glamorgan<br><br>West Glamorgan  
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| [[County of Mid Glamorgan|Mid Glamorgan]]<br><br><br><br>[[County of South Glamorgan|South Glamorgan]]<br><br>[[County of West Glamorgan|West Glamorgan]]
| Bridgend<br>Merthyr Tydfil<br>Rhondda Cynon Taf<br>Caerphilly<br>Cardiff<br>Vale of Glamorgan<br>Swansea<br>Neath Port Talbot
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| [[County Borough of Bridgend|Bridgend]]<br>[[County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil|Merthyr Tydfil]]<br>[[County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf|Rhondaa Cynoon Taf]]<br>[[County Borough of Caerphilly|Caerphilly]]<br>[[County of Cardiff|Cardiff]]<br>[[County Borough of the Vale of Glamorgan|The Vale of Glamorgan]]<br>[[County of Swansea|Swansea]]<br>[[County Borough of Neath Port Talbot|Neath Port Talbot]]
 
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| [[Merionethshire|Merionethshire]]  
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| [[Merionethshire Genealogy|Merionethshire]]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>[[County of Clwyd|''Clwyd'']]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>[[County of Clwyd|''Clwyd'']]  
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>[[Denbighshire|''Denbighshire'']]
 
| [[County of Gwynedd|Gwynedd]]<br>[[Denbighshire|''Denbighshire'']]
 
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| [[Monmouthshire|Monmouthshire]]  
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| [[Monmouthshire Genealogy|Monmouthshire]]  
| Gwent<br>''Mid Glamorgan''<br>''South Glamorgan''
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| [[County of Mid Glamorgan|Mid Glamorgan]]''<br>''[[County of South Glamorgan|South Glamorgan]]
| [[Monmouthshire|Monmouthshire]]<br>Newport<br>Blaenau Gwent<br>Islwyn<br>Torfaen<br>Caerphilly
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| [[Monmouthshire Genealogy|Monmouthshire]]<br>[[County of Newport|Newport]]<br>[[County Borough of Blaenau Gwent|Blaenau Gwent]]<br>[[County of Islwyn|Islwyn]]<br>[[County Borough of Torfaen|Torfaen]]<br>[[County Borough of Caerphilly|Caerphilly]]
 
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| [[Montgomeryshire Genealogy|Montgomeryshire]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]
 
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| [[Pembrokeshire Genealogy|Pembrokeshire]]  
| Dyfed  
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| [[County of Dyfed|Dyfed]]
| [[Pembrokeshire|Pembrokeshire]]
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| [[Pembrokeshire Genealogy|Pembrokeshire]]
 
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| [[Radnorshire Genealogy|Radnorshire]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]  
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]
 
| [[County of Powys|Powys]]
 
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== Featured resources  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Cardiff Bay WMC.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Cardiff Bay WMC.jpg]]
 
 
 
*'''Emigration:''' [[Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide|Record Selection Guide]]
 
*'''Key Online Record Set:''' [http://cat.llgc.org.uk/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon?skin=profeb&lng=en Welsh Probates]
 
*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Wales|Pages for Wales]]
 
*'''FamilySearch:''' [[Welsh Records Available Through FamilySearch|Welsh Records]]
 
*'''Article:''' [[Wales Missing Census Records]]
 
*'''Research Places:''' [[Aberkenfig Resource Centre]] &amp; [[Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre|Cefn Mawr Resource Centre]]
 
*'''National Library of Wales:''' [[National Library of Wales Manuscript Pedigrees on Microfilm|Manuscript Pedigrees]]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[England and Wales Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England and Wales Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Wales Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wales Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Wales Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wales Death and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Wales Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wales Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Wales Glamorgan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wales Glamorgan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Wales, Probate Abstracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wales, Probate Abstracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== News and events  ==
 
 
 
'''News:'''
 
 
 
*Records recently deposited for Bethania Chapel, Maesteg 1861-2005 at the [http://www.glamro.gov.uk/index.htm Glamorgan Record Office].
 
*Pre [http://cat.llgc.org.uk/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon?skin=profeb&lng=en 1858 Welsh Probate] indexes and free document images are now online.
 
*The [http://www.1911census.co.uk/ '''1911 census'''] is now available online for all of Wales. About 13% of the schedules are printed and filled out in Welsh.
 
*Ordnance Survey Maps with registration district boundaries free to [http://www.cassinimaps.co.uk/shop/tna1.asp search online]
 
*[http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=2 The National Library of Wales] at Aberystwyth has begun a £20 million project to make large parts of its collection available on-line. The project will take 10 years to complete and will involve the digitising of millions of documents, newspapers and books.
 
*The latest national [[Wales Census|Census]] in Wales took place on 27 March, 2011.
 
*BBC Wales have relaunched their website on [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/family.shtml Welsh Family History]
 
*''FamilySearch'' now has [[Welsh parish registers on microfilm|'''Welsh parish registers on microfilm''']].
 
 
 
'''Events:'''<br>
 
 
 
*'''[http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/ Exodus Movement of the People]&nbsp;'''&nbsp;The Halstead Trust&nbsp;is sponsoring a conference on the topic of migration to, from and within the British Isles&nbsp;on&nbsp;6-8 September&nbsp;2013.
 
 
 
:[[Wales Events|'''More events &amp; details''' ...]]
 
 
 
== Things you can do  ==
 
 
 
*Join a Community of Wales researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wales-Genealogy-Research-Community/224401064237715?ref=ts#!/pages/Wales-Genealogy-Research-Community/224401064237715?sk=wall Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]. NEW!
 
*[[Plan a Research Trip to Wales|Plan Your Research Trip to Wales]]
 
*Take one of many [[Welsh Language Courses|Welsh Language Courses]]
 
 
 
== &nbsp;&nbsp;Useful websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/family.shtml BBC Wales - Family History]
 
*[http://homepage.ntlworld.com/geogdata/ngw/home.htm National Gazetteer of Wales]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ukwales2/hicks3a.html#graveyard; Welsh Graveyard]
 
*[http://welshmormonhistory.org/ Welsh Mormon History]
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Wales.pdf BYU Research Outline for Wales]
 
  
more '''[[Wales Websites|Wales Websites]]'''<br>
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Wales Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1986311?region=Wales Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=wales Family History Center locator map]
  
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Local Research Resources

Guide to Wales ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Background Information

Wales is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and is located in the western part of Britain. From its original Celtic origins, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the centuries after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century. The country is bilingual, with both Welsh and English (predominant) being official languages. Birth,Death,Marriage and Military records for Wales are listed with English records.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Wales Research

Wales Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Wales research. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - (1870)

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Wales Map

Pre 1974

AngleseyFlintCaernarfonDenbighMerionethMontgomeryCardiganRadnorBreconMonmouthPembrokeCarmarthenGlamorgan400px-Wales County Structure pre 1974 copy.jpg
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1974-1996

GwyneddClwydPowysDyfedGwentSouth GlamorganMid GlamorganWest Glamorgan400px Wales 1974-1996.jpeg
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Post 1996

AngleseyGwyneddConwayDenbignshireFlintshireWrexhamPowysCeredigionCarmarthenshirePembrokeshireMonmothshire500px Wales after 1996.jpeg
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Vale of GlamorganCardiffNewportTorfaenBlaenau GwentCaerphillyMerthyr TydfilRhondda Cynon TaffBridgendNeath and Port TalbotSwanseaSE Wales map inset.png
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The Historic Counties

Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganization over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.

pre 1974 1974-1996 post 1996
Anglesey Gwynedd Anglesey
Breconshire Powys
Mid Glamorgan
Gwent
Powys
Rhondda Cyon Taf
Monmouthshire
Caernarfonshire Gwynedd Gwynedd
Conwy
Cardiganshire Dyfed Ceredigion
Carmarthenshire Dyfed Carmarthenshire
Pembrokeshire
Denbighshire Clwyd
Powys
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Wrexham
Conwy
Flintshire Clwyd Flintshire
Denbighshire
Wrexham
Glamorgan Mid Glamorgan



South Glamorgan

West Glamorgan
Bridgend
Merthyr Tydfil
Rhondaa Cynoon Taf
Caerphilly
Cardiff
The Vale of Glamorgan
Swansea
Neath Port Talbot
Merionethshire Gwynedd
Clwyd
Gwynedd
Denbighshire
Monmouthshire Mid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
Monmouthshire
Newport
Blaenau Gwent
Islwyn
Torfaen
Caerphilly
Montgomeryshire Powys Powys
Pembrokeshire Dyfed Pembrokeshire
Radnorshire Powys Powys

See the relevant county pages for further information.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wales," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales, accessed 23 March 2016.