Monday, March 5, 2012

Welsh Archives Online

{NSGS Newsletter Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at < http://www.eogn.com >. (Published 01 March 2012)

Records from Welsh Archives Now Online at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
The following announcement was written by findmypast.co.uk:

Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from Welsh Archives Published Online for the First Time

Today, in honour of St David's Day, leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has announced the launch of the first tranche of parish records from Wales - part of a major new project with the Welsh County Archivists Group and the National Library of Wales.

3,878,862 million records from parish registers from the Church in Wales can now be searched for the first time online from today comprising:
1,418,921 baptism records covering 1538-1911
950,254 marriage records covering 1539-1926
340,002 marriage banns covering 1701-1926
1,169,685 burial records covering 1539-2007
These records cover the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Glamorganshire.

Over the following weeks approximately 5 million more Welsh parish records from Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarvonshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire will be added to the website, enabling anyone to search the complete parish records from Wales online for the very first time.

The records can be accessed within the Life Events section of findmypast.co.uk and are free to search. The transcripts and handwritten images of the original parish registers can be viewed with PayAsYouGo credits or with a Full subscription to findmypast.co.uk.

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