County of Gwynedd, Wales Genealogy
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Guide to County of Gwynedd, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
1974 - 1996 County of Gwynedd
The county of Gwynedd, in the north-west of Wales, was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.
This new county was divided into five districts:
The county town was Caernarfon.
The county was named after the independent Kingdom of Gwynedd which covered the north-west of Wales from the end of the Roman period until the 13th Century.
Modern County of Gwynedd
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Gwynedd, and its five districts, on 1 April 1996.
The county of Gwynedd was split up into three new Unitary Authorities:
Caernarfon remained the county town.
- See a list of the parishes in Merionethshire with links to their pages.
- Interactive map of Merionethshire Parishes.
- 1542-1911 - Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911 at FamilySearch — images
- 1650-1900 - Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900 at FamilySearch — index
- 1678-2001 - Wales, Parish Registers, 1678-2001 at FamilySearch — index