Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, 6 October 2005, Genealogy Resources

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, founded in by a Cistercian monastery in 1131. Photo by Phillip Capper.


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.

Monmouthshire Map for Genealogy

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 index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1851, free index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1861, free index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1871, free index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1881, free index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1891, free index, no ads

England and Wales Census, 1901, free index, no ads</p

England and Wales Census, 1911, free index, no ads</p

1841 Census for Monmouthshire, Wales

1881 Census Transcript for Abergavenny Workhouse (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1881 Census Transcript for Bedwellty (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1891 Census Transcript for Bedwellty Workhouse (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1851 Census Transcript for Chepstow Workhouse (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1881 Census Transcript for Chepstow (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1841-1901 Census Transcript for Llangynfelyn (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1881 Census Transcript for Monmouth (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1881 Census Transcript for Newport (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1881 Census Transcript for Pontypool (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Free Vital Records & Parish Records

Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885

UK Births, Marriages, Death and Censuses on the Internet

Caerwent Parish Registers 1568-1812 and Llanfair Discoed Parish Registers 1680-1812 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Grosmont Parish Registers 1589-1812 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Holywell and Flint Catholic Parish Registers (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Llanbadog Parish Registers 1582-1709 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Llanddewi Rhydderch Parish Registers 1670-1783 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Llangynfelyn Marriage Records 1813-1837 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Llantilio Crosseny Parish Registers and Penrhos Parish Registers, 1577-1644 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Peterston-Super-Ely Parish Register Baptisms 1749-1812 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Peterston-Super-Ely Parish Register Burials 1749-1812 (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Peterston-Super-Ely Parish Register Marriages 1749-1812 (Monmouthshire, Wales)


Free Directories

1813-1837 Historical Directories of England and Wales

1879 Kelly’s Directory for Forest-of-Dean (Monmouthshire, Wales)

1901 Trades Directory of Wales

1920 Kelly’s Directory for Peterston-Super-Ely (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Free Maps

GenMaps for Monmouthshire, Wales


Catholic Memorial Inscriptions (Wales)

Monmouthshire Memorial Inscriptions (Wales)

Message Boards

RootsChat for Monmouthshire, Wales

RootsWeb for Monmouthshire, Wales


Monmouthshire GenWeb Project

Monmouthshire GenUki

Bradney Collection (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Monmouthshire, Wales Returns of Owners of Land, 1873

History Index at Caerleon.Net (Monmouthshire, Wales)

This site includes transcripts of census records, parish records, directories and more for Caerleon.

Nonconformist chapel index (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Monmouthshire Poor Law Unions / Workhouses

My Monmouthshire Family History / Workhouses

Records Related to Catholicism in the South of Wales Marches, 17th & 18th centuries

The Catholic Mission of Monmouth

Diocesan Return of Recusants (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Monmouthshire Recusants – 1719

Recusants and Priests: March 1588

Wales Family History Resources

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