Wales Genealogy

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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)
  • 5,916 microfilms
  • 2,782 microfiche
  • 3,104 books
  • 206 electronic resources
  • 105 maps

Baran Chapel Llangyfelach

Beginners Corner

Start to learn about your Welsh  ancestors by following four simple steps.                 

Searching Before 1700?
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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.

Useful Websites
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National Gazetteer of Wales

Wales Lookup Exchange

National Library of Wales ISYS:web search

Graveyard Welsh

Maritime Wales

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Court of Great Session 1543 to 1830