Research in Wales
[Irish and Welsh folk traveled back and forth a great deal. For that reason
we include here a smattering of helps to get one started tracing in
Wales. There is no atttempt to be complete... this is just a starting
Much of what applies to "Great Britain" or "England" applies to Wales.
Records are all maintained with English records. Please check the English
page for national resources. As with England most parish records for Wales are housed in the
various county record offices. The National Library of Wales is situated
in Aberystwyth. It's slightly out of the way being on the coast of mid-West
Wales but is a useful single location for records. You'll find the
registrars' indexes for England and Wales, numerous parish registers for
Wales on microfiche, IGI, census returns etc.
Some On-Line Resources
"Ap" is the Welsh counterpart of "Mac/Mc."
Guide Page or
Other Country Index
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