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Monmouthshire Genealogy Resources (Wales)

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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.

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.

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)

Cemeteries

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

Memorials

Catholic Memorial Inscriptions (Wales)

Monmouthshire Memorial Inscriptions (Wales)

Message Boards

RootsChat for Monmouthshire, Wales

RootsWeb for Monmouthshire, Wales

Websites

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

May 8, 2015 |

How to get your FREE findmypast Account

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This is a free findmypast account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

FindMyPast.com

FindMyPast.com

Follow these instruction to create your free findmypast account:

  • Log in to FamilySearch.org

(If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “findmypast”
  • Select “Create Your Free findmypast Account”

FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE findmypast Premium Account” and you’ll be given the option to create a free findmypast account.

If you have never had a findmypast account,

  • Select “Create Your Free findmypast Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial,

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your findmypast account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free FamilySearch.org account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as findmypast.com, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, etc.

April 17, 2015 |

How to get your FREE MyHeritage Account

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This is a free MyHeritage account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“MyHeritage is the most popular family network on the web. Millions of families around the world enjoy having a private and secure place to explore their family history, share photos and special family moments and keep in touch. With 40 languages, 75 million users, 1.5 billion profiles and 27 million family trees, MyHeritage is uniting families worldwide. . . .Our recent acquisitions of World Vital Records and Geni.com for example, have enabled us to offer billions of historical records and exciting tools for collaboration to a wider and more international audience than ever before.”

Follow these instruction to create your free MyHeritage account:

  • Log in to FamilySearch.org

(If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “MyHeritage”
  • Select “Create Your Free MyHeritage Account”

FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE Account on MyHeritage” and you’ll be given the option to create a free MyHeritage account.

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If you have never had a MyHeritage account

  • Select “Create Your Free MyHeritage Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your MyHeritage account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free FamilySearch.org account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, etc.

April 17, 2015 |

How to get your FREE Ancestry Account

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This is a free Ancestry account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

“Ancestry.com LLC is the world’s largest online resource for family history with more than 2 million paying subscribers across all its sites. Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, we have been a leader in the family history market for over 30 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research.”

Follow these instruction to create your free Ancestry account:

  • Log in to FamilySearch.org

(If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “Ancestry”
  • Select “Create Your Free Ancestry Account”

FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE Ancestry Account” and you’ll be given the option to create a free Ancestry account.

If you have never had an Ancestry account,

  • Select “Create Your Free Ancestry Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial,

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your Ancestry account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free FamilySearch.org account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, FindMyPast.com, etc.

 

April 17, 2015 |
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