Merthyr Tydfil, Wales Genealogy
Merthyr Tydfil (also spelled Merthyr Tudful and Merthyr Tydvil) is an ecclesiastical parish in the north east portion of Glamorgan in Wales. The county of Brecon borders the parish on the north.
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Several Internet sites list names or indexes to the records, including:
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Census for the entire country was started in 1841 and continued every ten years. The most recent census available to the public is 1911. Learn more about these records by reading the census article.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Glamorgan Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in Wales. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. Here is a link to a web site with gazetteers and maps.
Click here to see a list of communities in Merthyr Tydfil.
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