The Welsh Parish Register Guide with Archive & Family History Society Directory

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How to find Welsh parish registers using this link table:

If you are visiting an archive in person, click the link for the website of your county to see details of collections, opening times, appointment procedure etc.

If you are researching online start with Family Search as these records are free. These records were produced in conjunction with FindMyPast  and are the most comprehensive Welsh records online. You can see the transcriptions on the Family Search site, but you will need a subscription to FindMyPast to see scans of the actual documents. I have only linked to the Baptism records on FMP, but they also have Marriage and Burial records.

As well as FMP, I have also shown links to the records held by Ancestry and The Genealogist.

Another option is to visit the Family History Society website for the county you are interested in. These links are shown in the table. Some societies have online databases and most of them have shops where you can buy discs containing transcriptions of records for specific parishes.

Historic County Physical Archive Family History Society Family Search Collection Ancestry Collection FindMyPast Collection The Genealogist Collection
Anglesey Anglesey Archives Gwynedd FHS Wales, Anglesey, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Anglesey Baptisms *
Breconshire Powys Archives Powys FHS Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 Breconshire, Wales, Marriage Index, 1813-1837 Breconshire Baptisms Brecknockshire
Caernarvonshire Gwynedd Archives Gwynedd FHS Wales, Caernarvonshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales, Parish Registers, 1541-1793 Caernarvonshire Baptisms Caernarvonshire
Cardiganshire Ceredigion Archives Dyfed FHS Wales, Cardiganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Cardiganshire Baptisms *
Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire Archives Dyfed FHS Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Carmarthenshire Baptisms *
Denbighshire Denbighshire Archives Clwyd FHS Wales, Denbighshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Denbighshire Baptisms *
Flintshire North East Wales Archives Clwyd FHS Wales, Flintshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 Flintshire, Wales, Extracted Parish Records Flintshire Baptisms Flintshire
Glamorgan Glamorgan Archives Glamorgan FHS Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Glamorganshire Baptisms *
Merionethshire Gwynedd Archives Gwynedd FHS Wales, Merionethshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Merionethshire Baptisms *
Monmouthshire Gwent Archives Gwent FHS Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 Monmouthshire, Wales, Selected Parish Registers, 1568-1812 Monmouthshire Baptisms Monmouthshire
Montgomeryshire Powys Archives Powys FHS Wales, Montgomeryshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Montgomeryshire Baptisms *
Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire Archives Dyfed FHS Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 * Pembrokeshire Baptisms *
Radnorshire Powys Archives Powys FHS Wales, Radnorshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 Radnorshire, Wales, Marriages, 1813-1838 Radnorshire Baptisms *

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