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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Welsh parish registers added to FamilySearch

FamilySearch has added 4.35million parish records from Wales to its database. The collection spans 1538 – 1912.

Basic details are provided. For example, the marriage record for William Hughes reveals he wed Gwen Humprheys on 19 May 1834 in Maentwrog, Merionethshire. If, from there, you want to find the full details and see an image, you are directed to FindMyPastUK, where the full record is held.

Similarly, FamilySearch's record will show that two-year-old Catherine Murphy died on 7 February 1862 in Bangor, Caernarvonshire; go to the full record at FindMyPastUK and an image of the burial register provides additional information.

These are the areas covered in the collection:
  • Anglesey 203,430 records
  • Brecknockshire 220,591 records
  • Caernarfonshire 281,126 records
  • Cardiganshire 95,420 records
  • Carmathenshire 481,167 records
  • Denbighshire 718,898 records
  • Flintshire 518,354 records
  • Glamorganshire 753,759 records
  • Merionshire 146,135 records
  • Monmothshire 432,421 records
  • Pembrokeshire 378,652 records
  • Radnorshire 115,126 records
  • Montgomeryshire 416.043 records

Update: Montgomeryshire was not included in the original upload of these Welsh genealogy records. The records from this county were added to the site on 6 October.