Findmypast Added New Welsh Family Records

Findmypast announced that they have added over 900,000 new additions of Welsh records. This includes brand new records along with major enhancements to existing collections.

The Wales Probate Records 1544-1858 collection has been transformed to make it fully searchable. Previously, it was browsable page-by-page. It has now been improved so you can search by names, years, locations, and other family members. The collection has over 700,000 probate records.

Do you have family members from North Wales? Thousands of new baptisms, marriages, and burials from Llanbeblig parish have been added to the Caernarvonshire Parish Records collection. Newly added collections include: Caernarvonshire Baptisms, Caernarvonshire Marriages and Banns, and Caernavonshire Burials. Findmypast is the only site where you can explore original parish records covering every county in Wales.

Findmypast has added over 37,000 additional records from Wrexham Cemetery to the Dengighshire Burials collection. As well as transcripts with the most important information, many of the records feature digitized copies of the original burial records.

The Montgomeryshire Monumental Inscriptions collection has had 17,000 new entries added. Each record includes an image of the monumental inscription with more information. Some even include detailed local histories and Welsh language translations.

Findmypast has a helpful blog post titled: “Unlocking your Welsh Family History”. It provides handy tips for people who are trying to trace their Welsh heritage and need help understanding Welsh surnames. Findmypast recommends that if you do not speak Welsh, but have found a newspaper article written in that language, Google Translate does a good job.

Speaking of newspapers, Findmypast has added several Welsh newspapers to their newspaper collections, including one that dates back to 1810 and could be Wales’ oldest newspaper. Some papers that have been newly added include Star of Gwent, Waterford News Letter, Carmarthen Journal, Manchester Daily Examiner & Times, Port Talbot Guardian, and more.

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