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Free genealogy help and resources are available for Wales and for individual counties. Select a county where your ancestor lived or browse the topics listed to the left and the featured items listed below to learn more about how to search for your ancestors.

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  • Records recently deposited for Bethania Chapel, Maesteg 1861-2005 at the Glamorgan Record Office.
  • Pre 1858 Welsh Probate indexes and free document images are now online.
  • The 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 search online
  • 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 Census in Wales took place on 27 March, 2011.
  • BBC Wales have relaunched their website on Welsh Family History
  • FamilySearch now has Welsh parish registers on microfilm.


  • Cwrs Cymraeg This year's Welsh course, Cwrs Cymraeg Dyffryn Shenandoah, will be at Shenandoah University in Virginia on July 17-24, 2011.
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