The British National Archives
national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom, for the
Crown, the Government, Ministeries, Administration,
the Armed Forces, National Courts, railways and staff, mines and accidents, harbours, shipping
learn to make searches using PROCAT
National Library of Wales
Welsh in USA ARC at NARA, the US National Archives & Records Administration,
Census Links Found for Anglesey - Flintshire Wales
Census Links Found for Glamorganshire - Radnorshire Wales
Please see the census FAQ
see also Archives Network Wales
Each town has an Electoral Roll, copies are at main libraries
lists of residents with present and old addresses.
County Record Office [under 'A-Z of Services' > 'A' > 'Archives']
With a map too from:- Cyngor Archifau Cymru - Welsh Archives Council
start your family history research with your family oral histories, photographs and papers.
Estate records may still be in use or may be deposited above or at major libraries.
Research collections in Wales and their links
at the National Agricultural Museum
University of Wales Aberystwyth Library
University of Wales Bangor Library
University of Wales Lampeter Library
University of Wales Swansea Library
the Welsh national collections above
Union catalogue of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey libraries
links to other catalogues
and the British Library Newspapers, the national archive collections
in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.
Library Newspapers Web Catalogue
(over 52,000 newspaper and periodical titles held with 1163 hits place search:- Wales)
after July 1 1837 mainly
certificates for UK Genealogy
THE WHOLE of the civil registration INDEX is NOT YET TRANSCRIBED
BUT the so called St Caths index it is also available on fiche and online
In Wales and London too
The Church in Wales did not allow filming of church books, parish registers and records until recently,
Family History Library System
is a very large
collection founded in 1894,
located in USA at 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UTAH
and copies are available to order in the branch libraries or FHC all over the world
Family History Library Catalog
just use PLACE search
Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive. OLD-MAPS
Modern digital map archives
about genealogy in Wales.
N.B. GENUKI is organised on the basis of historic counties. To find which GENUKI pages cover more modern counties and county boroughs,
please see: Modern and Administrative Counties and County Boroughs.
See also: Administrative Areas of Wales.
websites which display primary documents include:
Websites allowing searches at other levels include:
Archives Hub (includes finding aids from the several constituents of the University of Wales)
Message boarda and lists.
The FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service web site
outline introduces you to the records you can use to discover
your Welsh ancestors.
It describes the content, use, and availability of major genealogical records.
Use this outline to set meaningful goals
and to select the records
that will help you
achieve your research goals.
BIRTH DEATH MARRIAGE Events and Time Periods
And then you should consider starting with local collections and local museums, and family history societies of Wales and with county lists at Rootsweb
The locals may have copies of census and
and electoral rolls and will be very interested in news from USA and abroad.
I have had much success with local archives, where
families have deposited papers and photographs,
and there are extensive collections of newspaper cuttings and knowledge of oral histories.
Parochial collections may not even have email, but
they are really
interested in hearing
about the children of their land abroad.
So do write to them in Wales and publish your
ancesters names on the web too,
updated March 7 2004 - site map of Merionethshire WalesGenWeb