Find a Welsh Emigrant or Immigrant from Wales Record Selection Guide

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Helpful information to know before starting a search[edit | edit source]

• Full name of the immigrant ancestor
• Approximate year of arrival
• Approximate age at arrival
• Names of the immigrant’s children
• Region, county, or parish of origin
• Where the ancestor lived in the new country
• Relatives’ names: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins
• Religious affiliations
• Occupations (include all over their lifetime)

Decide what you want to learn, select a date range and what you know about the emigrant then choose a source to examine.

Welsh Emigrant Record Finder[edit | edit source]

What you want to learn Date Range What is known about the emigrant Sources
Place of origin

Pre 1790 Name
Pre 1790 Name and religion
  • Settement patterns in the U.S.
  • Church or chapel histories
  • Denominational periodicals
1790-1890 Name and occupation
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
  • Settlement pattern by occupation
  • Welsh American Index by Gethin Mathews
1790-1890 Name and both parent's names
  • Welsh county marriage indexes(pre 1837)
1890-present Name
  • Death certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Denominational periodicals
Parent's names Pre 1790
  • Settlement patterns
  • Denominational periodicals
  • Histories

  • Obituaries
  • civil registration birth indexes (1837 forward)
  • From 1841, Wales census
  • Welsh American Index by Gethin Mathews

1890 to present

  • Death certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Obituaries
Why they emigrated
all dates

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