New and improved Welsh family records
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By Niall Cullen
Welsh wonders are waiting to be discovered in over 900,000 new additions.
Delve deeper into your Welsh heritage this weekend with a host of brand new records, along with major enhancements to existing collections.
We've transformed this important collection to make it fully searchable. Until now, it was browsable page-by-page. Our improvements mean you can now search by names, years, locations and other family members.
Use the improved collection to discover amazing new facts about your Welsh relatives’ lives and deaths. With over 700,000 probate records, this resource really is a must-search for anyone with roots in Wales.
Do you have family from North Wales? Thousands of new baptisms, marriages and burials from Llanbeblig parish have been added to this collection. You can explore each record set separately to uncover the details behind the most important moments in your family's past.
Findmypast is the only site where you can explore original parish records covering every county in Wales. These amazing pieces of your past can take you way back into your Welsh family tree.
We’ve added over 37,000 additional records from Wrexham Cemetery to this collection, perfect for tracing your Welsh ancestors’ final resting places.
As well as transcripts with the most important information, many of the records feature digitised copies of the original burial records. Always check the original record where available - it often contains extra detail.
What was written on your Welsh ancestor’s memorial when they died? These records can reveal the details. We've added over 17,000 new entries to this collection.
Each record includes an image of the monumental inscription with more information. Some even include detailed local histories and Welsh language translations. For more handy tips on tracing your Welsh heritage, read our guide.
All of this week's new record releases can generate hints on your Findmypast family tree. Be sure to check the Welsh branches for new clues to your past.
This week’s releases include what could be Wales' oldest paper, dating back to 1810. Brand new to the site are:
- Star of Gwent from 1853-1866 and 1901-1903
- Waterford News Letter from 1838-1848 and 1870-1878
- Pontypridd Observer from 1897-1950
- Carmarthen Journal from 1821-1822, 1832, 1835, 1842-1843, 1846, 1852-1853, 1856-1858, 1860-1868, 1871, 1876, 1879-1880, 1889, 1892-1893, 1895-1896, 1906 and 1911
- Manchester Daily Examiner & Times from 1856-1857, 1875-1877, 1889 and 1894
- Port Talbot Guardian from 1927-1937
- Radnor Express from 1898-1910
- Strabane Weekly News from 1912
- Manchester Guardian from 1821-1828
- Gloucester Mercury from 1871, 1873 and 1881-1884
Plus, we've added additional pages to these newspapers:
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