OnGenealogy Research Strategies

Genealogy research is like a jigsaw puzzle. Lots of pieces that need to be hunted for, sorted, and connected.   At OnGenealogy, we've sorted these puzzle pieces into categories based on why the record/piece was created.   Birth events - these include civil registrations of births and delayed births as well as religious records of baptisms and christenings, adoptions, and more   Marriage events - we've included many record types in the marriage category because customs vary wildly: banns, intentions, bonds, consent affidavits, registers and returns, licenses, certificates, divorces, and more   Death events -  this category includes records created in anticipation of or as a result of death: death certificates, wills, obituaries, cemeteries, estate and probate records, etc.   Residence events - in this category we've included records created based on where your ancestor lived or records that help you identify where your ancestor lived. Censuses,…
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Monmouthshire Genealogy Resources (Wales)

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, founded in by a Cistercian monastery in 1131. Photo by Phillip Capper. History Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties in Wales. The county names and boundaries have changed since 1972 and the current county of Monmouthshire is smaller than the historic county's boundaries. Most of the genealogy resources on these websites are for historic Monmouthshire. Timeline of Genealogically Interesting Dates Welsh-English Online Dictionary Cymtillery Colliery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Abertillery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Forest-of-Dean Family History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Govilon Website Libraries & Archives Monmouthshire Library Gwent Archives The National Library of Wales Historical Societies Gwent Family History Society of Wales Association of Family History Societies of Wales Shirenewton Local History Society Free Census Records England and Wales Census, 1841, free i…
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