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Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 28 pages
Author: G. Jaunay
Year: 2006
Other Data: maps
ISBN: 0958106967

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Written as course notes for lectures that Graham Jaunay (a South Australian professional genealogist) gives, this booklet is designed to aid the researcher based in Australia to access far distant records. The book examines the specific issues researchers may encounter when researching in Wales and advises where the most useful records are located, their coverage, any issues relating to them, and how to access them.

This gives a good overview for those just starting their Welsh research.

 - Welsh counties before 1974
 - Welsh counties 1974-1996
An outline of where the records should be in Wales!
Processes that are the same as England
 - Parish registers
 - bishop's transcripts
 - Civil registration
 - Census
 - Wills and probate
Some especially Welsh problems
 - Language
 - Protestant nonconformity
 - Patronymic names
 - Code breaker
 - Place names
 - Border problems
 - IGI
Civil registration
 - What information is given in the indexes?
 - Registration district volume numbers for Wales
National census
 - Census substitutes
 - Format
 - Probate and the associated documents
 - 1858 and after
Printed records
 - Directories, electoral registers, newspapers
Quarter session records
Poor law records
School records
Tithe maps and apportionments
Private records
Miscellaneous sources
Parish records
 - The contents of the Parish Chest
 - Important dates re: parish records
 - Nonconformist records
The calendar
The bishop's records
 - Bishop's transcripts
 - Bishop's licences
 - Marriage licences
Accessing the records

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