Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Wales Glamorgan Marriages, 1837-1925 .

Collection Time Period

These records cover the years from 1837 through 1923, although the dates included in individual parishes may vary.

Record Description

This collection is comprised of marriages recorded by the parish churches in the historic county of Glamorgan, Wales. The following parishes are included in this collection:

Aberaman Abercynon Aberdare: St Fagan Afan Vale Caerphilly Canton: St John Cardiff: All Saints Cardiff: St Andrew
Cardiff: St Dyffig Cardiff: St John Cardiff: St Mary Cardiff: St Paul Cardiff: St Stephen Cardiff: St Tello Coity Colwinston
Coychurch Crynant Cyfartha Cyfartha: Merthyr Tydfil Dowlais Dyffryn Ewenny Fochriw
Hirwaun Laleston Leckwith Llandewi Rhondda Llandough-Juxta-Penarth Llandow Llanfabon Llanfabon: St John
Llangan Llangeinor Llangynwyd Llanmaes Llanmihangel Llansannor Llansawel Llantwit Major
Llanwynno Marcross Margam Merthyr Dyfan Merthyr Mawr Merthyr Tydfil Michaelston-super-ely Monknash
Newcastle Newton Nottage Norlton Penarth: All Saints Penllin Penrthlwcelber Penydarren Penyfal
Peterson-Super-Montem Pontlottyn Pontytuclun and Tlygarn: St Paul Pontytuclun and Tlygarn: St Paul and St Anne Pwilgwaun Pyle and Kenfig Roath St German Roath St Saviour
Skewen St Bride's Major St Donat's St Mary Hill Tondu Tongwyniais with Taffs Well and Natgarw Tonyrefall: St David Treharris: St Cynon
Treharris: St Matthias Treherbert: All Saints Treherbert: St Alban Tylorstown Tythegston Wick Ynyshire with Wattstown: St Anne Ystradowen

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the entries are:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place (parish)
  • Parent's names
  • Name of spouse's father
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Spouse's marital status

How to Use the Record

These records can be used to identify the time and place that a marriage occurred and uncover many other helpful clues for extending the pedigree. Among these are the maiden name of the bride, the parish in which the bride and groom resided before marriage, and often the names and occupations of the fathers of the bride and groom. The names of the witnesses to the marriage can also provide clues to further research, as they may have been relatives or friends of the couple.

Record History

This collection contains marriage banns and registers from 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 often indicate whether the couple was marrying 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.

Why the Record Was Created

Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interest of the wife and other heirs. Some records, such as marriage banns, were created to notify the community of the pending marriage and provide them an opportunity to object to it.

Record Reliability

It should be noted that the existence of a marriage bann does not definitively prove that the couple married.

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Example of a Source Citations for Record Found in This Collection

"Wales, Glamorgan Marriages, 1837-1922." FamilySearch ( accessed 23 June 2011. entry for Williag George Dunn, married 29 January 1869; citing Marriage Records. digital folder 004,174,198, image 00,172; Glamorgan Record Office , Cardiff, Wales and Natioal Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Glamorgan Marriages, 1837-1925, database, FamilySearch (; from Glamorgan Record Office and National Library of Wales. Marriage records. FHL digital images, citing Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff, Wales and National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

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