Welsh Genealogy Resources

How-to and where-to Welsh genealogy resources.

Clwyd Family History Society
A forum for people interested in the genealogy and family history of northeast Wales.

Dyfed Family History Society
Serves the counties of southwest Wales: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (Cardiganshire).

Genealogy Resources
Welsh genealogy and family history resources culled by About.com's Guide to Genealogy.

Glamorgan Family History Society
Holds meetings in Aberdare, Brigend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd and Swansea.

Gwent Family History Society
Comprises six branches in southeast Wales: Abergavenny and Monmouth, Blackwood, Chepstow, Ebbw Vale, Newport, and Pontypool.

Gwynedd Family History Society
Founded in 1980 to foster interest in Gwynedd family history. The society publishes a journal and indexes parish records, memorial inscriptions, and census returns. Branches include Arfon, Dwyfor, Aberconwy, and Meirionnydd.

Morgan Family History Society
Dedicated to studying the history and genealogy of the Morgan name. Great Britain's 1881 census listed 66,996 Morgans!

National Library of Wales
A guide to genealogical sources at the National Library of Wales.

Powys Family History Society
Comprised of three branches encompassing the former counties of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. Established in 1980, the society maintains a genealogical library containing data from Welsh wills, monuments, and other documents.

Roots Web's Guide to Tracing Family Trees
A 30-part primer for those fleshing out their family tree. Read the guide online or download the PDF files.

Welsh Patronymics
An explanation of the patronymic naming system and how it complicates family history research. Includes a list of the most common Welsh surnames and their derivations.

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