Wales Genealogists

Our Wales genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Wales, including:

  • National Library of Wales

Church, nonconformist, court, probate, census, tax, land records, newspapers, maps, photographs, pictures, manuscripts

  • National Archives at Kew
    Millions of historical documents created and collected by UK central government departments and major courts of law. Includes military service records, naturalization certificates, church record, passenger lists, emigration and immigration records
  • Office for National Statistics (formerly known as General Register Office)
    Birth, marriage, and death certificates (1837-present) for all of Wales
  • British Library
    Collects all materials published in Wales (and England). One of the two largest libraries in the world (other is Library of Congress). Contains 150 million items, including 14 million books, manuscripts and historical items dating back to 2000 BC, journals, newspapers, magazines, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints
  • Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
    Houses the Manorial Documents Register (see Wales Court Records) and the National Register of Archives (NRA)
  • County Record Offices
    All Welsh counties have an archive that contains records about its particular area. Includes land records, church records, taxation records, probate records

  • Public and Academic Libraries
    Public libraries have local histories, city directories, maps, newspapers, family histories, parish registers, manuscripts. Academic libraries house family papers and estate records
  • University College of North Wales Library
  • University College of Swansea Library
  • Merthyr Tydfil Central Library

National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth, Wales)
This archive contains:
Church and nonconformist records
Court, probate, census, and tax records
Land records and maps
Photographs and manuscripts
Merthyr Tydfil Central Library (Cardiff, Wales)
This archive contains local histories, city directories, maps, newspapers, family histories, parish records, and manuscripts.
Office for National Statistics (Cardiff, Wales)
The Office for National Statistics has many genealogical records, including birth, marriage, and death certificates (1837-present) for all of Wales.

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Wales include:

  • Births, baptisms, deaths, and burials were kept by some towns as early as 1586
  • Marriages were kept by some towns as early as 1541
  • National census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1801
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1543 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas as early as 1690s that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records since 1707
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1600s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas
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