Record offices and libraries with records about your Welsh ancestors are scattered throughout Wales, England and the United States. The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are notable examples where you might spend days of fruitful searching. Don't overlook local gems like the Aberkenfig Resource Centre.
Microfilming of Welsh family history records began sixty years ago. Learn about records of Wales available from FamilySearch. Read more...
FamilySearch Collection Statistics for Wales (2 October 2007)
Searching Before 1700?
In early Wales there was a legal need to know not only your pedigree but also your kindred. This led to the creation of early manuscript pedigrees. Many of those Welsh pedigrees are available. Read more...
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Websites are available listing records and resources for individual parishes.
The site for Llangynfelyn in Mid Wales is an example of a good one. A site exists for the hamlet of Rhyndwyclydach in Llangyfelach parish Glamorganshire where transcripts of two chapel membership lists (Gellionnen and Baran), land tax assessments, census, directories and overseers of the poor may be viewed.
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