Wales Genealogy

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The country of Wales is located west of England. English is the predominant language spoken in Wales, with approximately 20 percent of the population able to speak Welsh. The population in Wales is 2,903,085 as of the 2001 census.

Beginners' corner

What do you want to learn about your ancestor?

Birth           Marriage         Death or burial

The historic counties

Featured resources

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News and events


  • Records recently deposited for Bethania Chapel, Maesteg 1861-2005 at the Glamorgan Record Office.
  • Pre 1858 Welsh Probate indexes and free document images are now online.
  • The 1911 census is now available online for all of Wales. About 13% of the schedules are printed and filled out in Welsh.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps with registration district boundaries free to search online
  • The National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth has begun a £20 million project to make large parts of its collection available on-line. The project will take 10 years to complete and will involve the digitising of millions of documents, newspapers and books.
  • The latest national Census in Wales took place on 27 March, 2011.
  • BBC Wales have relaunched their website on Welsh Family History
  • FamilySearch now has Welsh parish registers on microfilm.


  • Cwrs Cymraeg Next year's Welsh course, Cwrs Halen Ddaear, will be at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on July 22-29, 2012.
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Things you can do

Useful websites

more Wales Websites

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