Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911 .
This collection contains Court Records and Marriage Bonds from the National Library of Wales. These records are part of a set of gateway records needed to bridge from the census & civil registration era back to the earlier period when land and property records are required for pre 1841 research. Images are being added as they become available. The collection covers the years 1542 to 1911.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- National Library of Wales. Court and Miscellaneous Records. National Library of Wales, Ceredigion, Wales.
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- Date of event
- Names of spouse or family members
- Place of event
How to Use the Record
To begin your search in this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- County of event
- Approximate year of event
Search the Collection
To search the collection
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒Select the appropriate “Locality, Date, Volume” which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the place and names to locate census records for the time period. Census records are taken every ten years. The first to list names was in 1841. For additional information on censues of wales see the wiki article Wales Census.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citation for individual images are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on "show citation" box. Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collectionslink from the collection landing page.