Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922 .
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|Flag of Wales|
|Location of Glamorgan, Wales|
|Record Type||Parish Marriage Registers|
|National Library, Aberystwyth, Wales|
What Is in the Collection?
This collection of Glamorgan, Wales marriage records includes parish registers from 1837 through 1922. For a detailed list of the parishes included and the years they cover, see Coverage Table for Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922.
This collection contains marriage banns and registers from the Glamorgan Archives (formerly known as the Glamorgan Record Office) and the National Library of Wales. The majority of the people included were married by banns. Banns were posted three consecutive weeks in the parish church, during which time members of the congregation could bring forward objections to the marriage. Others, who wished to marry more quickly, or in a distant parish could be married by licence for a fee. The marriage registers indicate whether the couple married by banns or by licence.
The records are organized on FamilySearch by the town name and sometimes the parish name according to the place names specified on the records.
It should be noted that the existence of a marriage bann does not definitively prove that the couple married.
For additional information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Wales Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Marriage records usually include the following information:
- Date and Place of Marriage
- Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
- Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
- Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
- Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
- Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
- Witnesses' Names, Age and Occupation
How Do I Search the Collection?
This section provides information on how to search the collection and what other resources you can check.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.
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Known Issues With This Collection
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Citing This Collection
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.
- "Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing National Library, Aberystwyth, Wales.
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