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Wales Genealogy - Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors

Explore your Welsh ancestry in this collection of records and databases, including birth and death, marriage, military and church records, plus obituaries and cemeteries. Plus, guideance for tracing your family trees in Wales.

Civil Registration in England and Wales
  A guide to birth, death, and marriage records in England and Wales including how to locate records, obtain certificates from both the UK and abroad, the information you will find, and what to do if you can't locate a record for your ancestor.

Researching Ancestors in the Census of Wales
Learn how to use the national census of Wales, from 1841 through 1911, to research your ancestors, and where you can find these census records online.

Archives Wales
The online catalog allows you with a single search to obtain information about more than 7,000 collections of historical records in the holdings of 21 archives in Wales.

Cousin Connect - Wales Genealogy Queries
Search by surname and/or location, and sort by name or date for surname and genealogy queries for all of Wales.

Digging Up Your Roots in Wales
An excellent introduction to Welsh genealogy by Daniel L. Parry.

Executions in England from 1606
People seem to enjoy finding skeletons in their family closet. Maybe this site has yours, with several hundred notable names and the bizarre reasons given for their execution.

General Register Office for England & Wales
Learn how to order certificates online from this central archive of all registrations of births, marriages and deaths that have occurred in England and Wales since 1 July 1837.

Genforum: Wales
A free message board devoted to Wales queries.

GENUKI - Wales
Genuki has a large Web site full of information for genealogists seeking ancestors from Wales. 

Geography of Wales
A series of map images which introduce you to the geography of Wales, from its location in the British Isles, down to the counties, roads, cities, and towns.

Parish Registers of Wales
A listing of the copies of  registers held in the library of the Society of Genealogists for each of the parishes of Wales. The Society staff can make limited searches in these volumes, and some are available for loan.

Public Record Office Finding Aids from A-Z
Over 100 leaflets to help you in your research, from the Public Record Office, repository of the national archives for England, Wales and the United Kingdom.

Repositories in Wales
A list of over 1200 record repositories in Wales, including archives, record offices, museums, and libraries, from the UK National Archvies.  You never know where you might find that missing link!

Sources for Research in Welsh Genealogy
An aid to researching Welsh Genealogy and local history at the U.S. Library of Congress as well as other large libraries.

The Society of Genealogists
This society, based in London, England, offers a combination of research material, guidance, and support for people interested in family history, including the largest genealogy library in the British Isles.

Wales GenWeb
A gateway to sites focused on records, maps and other genealogical resources for each county of Wales.

Welsh Family History Archive
A great personal collection from John Ball of online historical and genealogical content from Wales. Includes some transcribed parish registers, a historical diary, maps, images, a pronunciation dictionary of Welsh place names, and a guide to Welsh language gravestone inscriptions.

Welsh Family History FAQ
A don't miss series of questions and answers about Welsh genealogy research from the Welsh Family History Archive by John Ball.

Welsh Record Offices and Archives on the Web
Mark Howell's has a very useful list of Welsh Record Offices and Archives on the Web, arranged alphabetically by county.

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