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Some of these sources may have limited Welsh content.

Archives & libraries


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.
  • War Graves In Britain - The intent of this organization is to create awareness of the local Commonwealth War graves in Great Britain and compile a record of untended war graves. Sparse content.
  • links to Welsh cemeteries
  • > Under the Catalog tab type the name of the parish or County next to the Place-names box > click the link to Cemeteries.


Church records

Churches & Chapels

Civil registration

These online indexes to order certificates are the best and easiest way to obtain a birth, marriage, or death certificate 1 July 1837-present. Just "click" below and see what you can find.

Certificate Ordering from local Superintendent Registrar

Court records



Emigrants & Immigrants

Family History Societies


General Welsh Genealogy


LDS Sources

  • Early converts to the LDS Church in Wales during the 19th century who migrated to America. May include journal entries, biographies, pictures, etc.
  • LDS convets in ships migrating across the ocean to America.
  • Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868. A list of LDS pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains. Includes trail excerpts.
  • Contains submitted histories, biographies, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors. 
  • Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods & places around the world. It includes 308,327 individuals from early Welsh pedigrees. Add the "Submission ID" MMDR-CFK for the Welsh pedigrees at the bottom of the search page.
  • Early Mormon missionary journals. 



Merchant marines

Military records

Names - Geographical

Names - Personal


  • The Cambrian was an English newpaper published from 1804 to 1930. Swansea library has made an index which is searchable online. Visit the Cambrian Index.
  • A growing collection of British newspapers. Currently includes some newspapers for Clwyd (covering Denbighshire & Flintshire; 1850-1949), Gwynedd (covering Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire; 1800-1949), and South Glamorgan- 1850-1949.






  • - Wales Wills pre-1858; indexes and images 
  • Wales Wills post-1857; indexes
  • Online abstracts of Wales wills 1544-1854
  • > type Principal Probate Registry. Links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. Also includes links to a great website to assist in determining the correct FHL film from the District Probate Registries.
  • Wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
  • Indexes and images to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Website links to other Welsh records

Welsh Language Translation