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Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911
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Record Description
Record Type Court and Miscellaneous
Collection years 1542-1911
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Court Records and Marriage Bonds from the National Library of Wales. These records are part of a set of gateway records needed to bridge from the census & civil registration era back to the earlier period when land and property records are required for pre 1841 research. Images are being added as they become available. The collection covers the years 1542 to 1911.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Court records and marriage bonds may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of event
  • Names of spouse or family members
  • Residence
  • Place of event

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search in this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • County of event
  • Approximate year of event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Locality, Date, Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the place and names to locate census records for the time period. Census records are taken every ten years. The first to list names was in 1841. For additional information on censuses of Wales see the wiki article Wales Census
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Wales.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
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