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Ancestors from Wales? Trace your family tree and unlock rich stories in millions of Welsh genealogy records, online at Findmypast.

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Exclusive Welsh parish records

Whether you're looking for death records from North Wales or marriages from Monmouthshire, you need Findmypast. Our Welsh parish registers are handwritten, delicate, old documents that reveal important milestones in your family's history and often date as far back as the 1500s. Plus, in many cases, you can search in the native Welsh language. Rhowch gynnig arni!

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Census records from Wales

Explore millions of original household records from the 1911 Census of Wales all the way back, decade-by-decade, to the 1841 Census of Wales. In them, you'll discover entire branches of your family, along with their addresses, occupations and more. Census records are perfect for shaping your Welsh family story.

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Welsh military records

Does your Welsh family have military connections? Delve into millions of service records from all three branches of the British Armed Forces to discover their achievements and sacrifices. Our First World War records include collections from the Swansea Pals and the Welsh Guards.

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Historical newspapers from Wales

Hundreds of old Welsh newspapers have been digitised and published online, only at Findmypast. From the Cardiff Times to the Western Mail, browse through local paper archives to see if your Welsh ancestors were making headlines generations ago.

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Our exclusive records cover every Welsh county and hundreds of parishes.

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Fortunately for me and other descendants of Joneses, Findmypast has digitised collections of records from Wales in partnership with the Welsh Archive Service and The National Archives. Being able to search online, and use spelling variant options, has made my quest to trace my Welsh ancestry far simpler.

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