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Wales General
Catalogue of Fiche, Film and CDs

Note that the spelling of place names may have changed over the years so remember to check all variations.
 Updates highlighted in Red
This catalogue is divided into the following categories.
Choose any link below to go to your area of interest.


Army Records  

Burials  

Census Records

Civil Registration

Criminal Registers


Histories
    New  6/13

Directories  &  Gazetteers      

International Genealogical Index
Marriage Indexes

Militia Records

Miscellaneous  Records   

Newspapers & Magazines
  

Occupations    

Pedigrees

Wills

(Also see 'England General' as many records are grouped under the heading of England and Wales)

ARMY  RECORDS
For other Army records see the English catalogue as most Army records cover England & Wales.

The Deserter Index - Men who Deserted from the British Army 1828 - 1840
CD
Index of Army Reserve 1803 (covers England and Wales)
CD
Welshmen in the East India Company Army
fiche Wls 36-40

BURIALS
National Burial Index for England & Wales
CD

CENSUS
The AIGS Library holds a massive permanent collection of original English & Welsh Census records, thanks to the generosity of it's members.


1841  CENSUS
The original census records are available for many or all areas of most Counties with Pieces available on over 500 films and others on microfiche. Many films hold several Piece Numbers.
A number of Counties are now complete and others will be soon.
The Catalogue for each County has details of the films or fiche held for that area as well as an alpha sort of the Parishes covered with the relevant film or fiche number.

1851  CENSUS
The original census records are available for many or all areas of most Counties on over 700 films and with other Pieces available on microfiche. A growing number of Counties are completely covered including London & Middlesex and Cornwall.
The Catalogue for each County has details of the films or fiche held for that area as well as an alpha sort of the Parishes covered with the relevant film or fiche number.
Please note that the library also has all published indexes to this and other Census.

1861  CENSUS
The original census records are available for many areas of some Counties on many films and some on microfiche.
The Catalogue for each County has details of the films or fiche held for that area as well as an alpha sort of the Parishes covered with the relevant film or fiche number.

1871  CENSUS
The original census records are available for many areas of most Counties on over 300 films and a few on microfiche.
The Catalogue for each County has details of the films or fiche held for that area as well as an alpha sort of the Parishes covered with the relevant film or fiche number.

1881  CENSUS
Transcription project undertaken by the Family History Societies of England & Wales with the LDS Church This Census project is now available for all Counties on CD as well as on microfiche. 
See the Catalogue for individual Counties for details.

CIVIL  REGISTRATION

Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes
GRO [St Catherines House]
Index.of Births, Deaths and Marriages for all England and Wales.1837-1900 on film in quarters
1900-1949 on fiche in quarters
1839, June Quarter, Hug-Lev  on fiche
Index of Deaths  1984 - 1988


Film

fiche
fiche
CD
Miscellaneous Indexes
GRO [St Catherines House] see England General
fiche

CRIMINAL  REGISTERS

Index to Class HO 27: 
Index to persons tried in England & Wales 1805-1816, Wales & Monmouthshire
fiche Wls 34-35

DIRECTORIES  &  GAZETTEERS

1822 Pigot's Directory of South Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Wls 50
1822 Pigot's Directory of North Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection 
fiche Wls 56
1830 Pigot's Directory of North Wales
fiche Wls 4
1830 Pigot's Directory of South Wales
fiche Wls 1
1841 Gazetteer of England & Wales
[Ask for place name]
fiche Gen 195-227
1835 Pigot's Directory of North Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Wls 51
1842/44 Pigot & Co Directory [with detailed maps]
Combined edition for:Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North & South Wales
CD
1845 Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England & Wales
fiche Gen 138-158
1850 Pigot's Directory of South Wales
fiche Wls 2-3
1858 Slater's Directory of North Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Wls 52-53
1858 Slater's Directory of South Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Wls 54-55
1858-59 Pigot's Directory of North Wales
fiche Wls 34
1858-59 Pigot's Directory of South Wales
fiche Wls 35
1858-59 Slater's Directory of North Wales
fiche Wls 24
1858-59 Slater's Directory of South Wales
fiche Wls 25
1880 Slater's Directory of South Wales
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
  fiche Wls 57-60
1895 Slater's Directory of North & Mid Wales
CD
1895 Kelly's Directory of South Wales
CD
1923 Kelly's Directory of South Wales
CD

HISTORIES

Wales General Histories including:

1. Annals And Antiquities Of The Counties And County Families Of Wales Vol 1 - Including Denbighshire Amongst Other Counties - Containing A Record Of All Ranks Of The Gentry, Their Lineage, Alliances, Appointments, Armorial Ensigns, And Residences, With Many Ancient Pedigrees And Memorials Of Old And Extinct Families; Accompanied By Brief Notices Of The History, Antiquities, Physical Features, Chief Estates, Geology, And Industry Of Each County ; Rolls Of High Sheriffs From The Beginning; Members Of Parliament; Magistrates Of Boroughs, Etc., Etc. - 1872 - 440 pages

2. Annals And Antiquities Of The Counties And County Families Of Wales Vol 2 - Including Flintshireshire Amongst Other Counties - Containing A Record Of All Ranks Of The Gentry, Their Lineage, Alliances, Appointments, Armorial Ensigns, And Residences, With Many Ancient Pedigrees And Memorials Of Old And Extinct Families; Accompanied By Brief Notices Of The History, Antiquities, Physical Features, Chief Estates, Geology, And Industry Of Each County ; Rolls Of High Sheriffs From The Beginning; Members Of Parliament; Magistrates Of Boroughs, Etc., Etc. - 1872 - 542 pages

3. Transcript Of The Subsidy Roll For The Several Hundreds Of The County Of Flint 1592 - 10 pages

4. English Works Of The Rev. Walter Davies - Includes A 34 page History Of The Parish Of Llansilin - 1868 - 618 pages

5. Chirk Castle Accounts, 1605-1666 - Contains The Names Of Hundreds Of Tradesmen And Individuals Who Supplied Services - 1908 - 202 pages

6. Flintshire - With Maps, Diagrams And Illustrations - 1914 - 187 pages

7. A History Of The Diocese Of St. Asaph - The History Of The Cathedral Church Of St. Asaph, The Bishops, Archdeacons, And Chancellors Of The Diocese, And The Deans, Prebendaries, Canons, Vicars-choral, Of The Cathedral. An Ecclesiastical Account Of The Parishes Of The Diocese, Arranged In Alphabetical Order, According To Their Deaneries, Viz Viz., St. Asaph, Caedewen, Denbigh, Dyffryn Clwyd, Holywell, Llanfyllin, Llangollen, Llanrwst, Mold, Oswestry, Penllyn And Edeirnion, Pool And Caerelnion, And Wrexham - 1870 - 929 pages

8. Ancient And Modern Denbigh: A Descriptive History Of The Castle, Borough, And Liberties - 1856 - 374 pages

9. Notes On The 312 Older Churches In The Four Welsh Dioceses - 1884 - 377 pages

10. The Registers Of The Parish Of Llansannan 1667-1812 - 1904 - 452 pages

11. The Records Of Denbigh And Its Lordship Bearing Upon The General History Of The County Of Denbigh Since The Conquest Of Wales Vol 1 1860 - 249 pages

12. Historic Notices, With Topographical And Other Gleanings Descriptive Of The Borough And County-Town Of Flint Includes lists Of The Rectors, Churchwardens, Overseers, And Guardians, Extracts From The Parish Records 1883 - 267 pages

13. Denbighshire A History Of The Older Nonconformity Of Wrexham And Its Neighbourhood - Listing Many Of Its Members - 1888 - 186 pages

14. The Town Of Holt, In County Denbigh : Its Castle, Church, Franchise, Demesne, Fields, etc. - Includes Selected Extracts From The Parish Registers 1663-1862, The Names Of Tenants Of Holt And Their Rents, In The 23rd Year Of Henry VII. And In 1562 And 1620 - 207 pages

15. History Of The Lordship Of Maelor Gymraeg Or Bromfield, The Lordship Of Ial Or Yale, And Chirkland, In The Principality Of Powis Fadog. By The Chevalier Lloyd, K.s.g. - 1872 - 305 pages

16. A History Of Ancient Tenures Of Land In North Wales And The Marches : Containing Notes On The Common And Demesne Lands Of The Lordship Of Bromfield, And Of The Parts Of Denbighshire And Flintshire Adjoining : And Suggestions For The Identification Of Such Lands Elsewhere, Together With An Account Of The Rise Of The Manorial System In The Same Districts - Includes Erbistock Tithe Map for 1844 - 1910 - 261 pages

17. A Memorial Of The Parish And Family Of Hanmer In Flintshire Out Of The Thirteenth Into The Nineteenth Century

18. A Memoir Of Hawarden Parish, Flintshire, Containing Short Introductory Notices Of The Princes Of North Wales - 1822 - 199 pages

19. The Religious And Social Life Of Former Days In The Vale Of Clwyd As Illustrated By The Parish Records - 48 pages

20. The Story Of A Quiet Country Parish, Being Gleanings Of The History Of Worthenbury, Flintshire - Includes A List Of The Ministers And Churchwardens Of Worthenbury From 1597-1895 - 189 pages

21. A History Of The Old Parish Of Gresford In The Counties Of Denbigh And Flint - 102 pages

22. Flintshire Genealogical Notes - Extracts From The Registers Of Hollywell, Northop, Llanasa, Flint, Mold, Cwm, St. Asaph, Ysceifiog, Deanery Of Bromfield, Rhual, Hawarden, Rhuddlan, Halkin, Cilcain, Hope, And Hanmer - 190 pages

23. Sheriffs Of Denbighshire 1541-1700 - 1869 - 74 pages

24. The Town, Fields, And Folk Of Wrexham In The Time Of James The First (No Map) - 1883 - 47 pages

25. The Catholic Registers Of Holywell, Flintshire - 30 pages

26. The Later History Of The Parish Of Bangor Is Y Coed - 33 pages

27. Some Account Of Llangollen And Its Vicinity - 1827 - 209 pages

28. The Court Rolls Of The Lordship Of Ruthin Or Dyffryn-Clwydd Of The Reign Of King Edward The First - 1893 - 124 pages

CD  

INTERNATIONAL  GENEALOGICAL  INDEX

Latest version of Family Search.
IGI Wales also on microfiche 1988 edition
CD
fiche
IGI Wales on microfiche 1992 edition
fiche
LDS Family History Locality Catalogue
[Latest version  available on CD]
Wales 1992 edition on microfiche.
fiche
LDS Family History Locality Catalogue - Wales 1993 edition on microfiche
fiche
LDS Family History Surname Catalogue 1988 edition on microfiche
fiche
LDS Family History Family Registry Index 1988 edition  on microfiche
fiche
Batch Numbers Index 1995 edition on microfiche
fiche
Parish & Vital Records List 1995 edition on microfiche
fiche

MARRIAGE  INDEXES

West Wales & Gower Marriage Bonds & Fiats, Full abstract 1612-1800
[Male & Female Index]
fiche Wls 11-17

MILITIA  RECORDS

Indexes to the Militia Musters for:
Brecknockshire Militia 1781-1782
Caernarvonshire Militia 1781-1782
Cardiganshire Militia 1781-1782
Carmarthenshire Militia 1781-1782
Flintshire Militia 1781-1782
Glamorganshire Militia 1781-1782
Merionethshire Militia 1781-1782 
Monmouthshire Militia 1781-1782
Montgomeryshire Militia 1781-1782
Pembrokeshire Militia 1781-1782
Radnorshire Militia 1781-1782

fiche Bre 1
fiche Cae 2
fiche Cgn 1
fiche Cmn 14
fiche Fln 1
fiche Gla 58-59
fiche Mer 1
fiche Mon 160
fiche Mgy 1
fiche Pem 14
fiche Rad 1

MISCELLANEOUS  RECORDS

The Return of the Owners of Land 1873
fiche Wls 32-33
Harrison & Pulling names of the UK
fiche Gen 69-75
Martin Births in England & Wales arranged by Quarter, Alphabetically & by District.
Includes a fiche of Registration Districts & Maps.
fiche Gen 411-414
Welsh  Patagonian  Family  History  Project
Set of fiche covering 1865-1900, which includes:-
Marriage Index
Burials
Births and Christenings
1895 Census
Shipping records, Voters rolls, Musters, Occupations
fiche Wls 7-10
Welsh Websites for Genealogists
CD
History of Welsh Nonconformist Churches in Patagonia
Film Cmn 1
West Wales Historical Records
CD
West Wales Historical Records [Vol III - XIV]
A miscellany of family and parish information for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire including Marriage Bonds 1612-1797.
CD

NEWSPAPERS  &  MAGAZINES
The Cheshire Sheaf 1878-1934
Covers Cheshire, Chester & North Wales & includes indexes fully searcheable.
CD

OCCUPATIONS

Merchant Seamen Crew Lists & Agreements 1863-1913 [CLIP]
CD
Seamen’s Crew List  Master Surname Index for the Ports of Scotland, Ireland & Wales
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Cornwall
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Aberdeen
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Angus
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851] Men on vessels registered in the ports of Lanarkshire
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851] Men on vessels registered in the ports of Scotland Renfrewshire
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Scotland South East
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Scotland South West, Highlands & Islands
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851]
Men on vessels registered in the ports of Wales
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851] Men on vessels registered in the ports of Ulster
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851] Men on vessels registered in the ports of Munster & Connaught
CD
Seamen's Crew Lists PRO [BT 98 1851] Men on vessels registered in the ports of Leinster
CD

PEDIGREES

Griffith’s Pedigrees of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire etc.
fiche Wls 41-49

WILLS

See England General for other Will Calendars and Indexes
British Probate Index 1858-1898
Contains English and Welsh Wills and Administrations as well as some Irish and Scottish entries. 
Entries can also be found from around the world and from deaths many years earlier see Guide. British Probate Calendar Index 1898-1930
British Probate Calendar Index 1931-1934
British Probate Calendar Index 1935-1945
  
250 Films


103 Films
22 Films
71 Films

Calender of Wills & Administrations proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury PCC 1800-1857
41 Films
Index to Wills proved in the PCC
1750-1800  [BIA-CEZ]
1750-1800  [CHA-GYT]
1750-1800  [H-M]

   fiche Gen 116-123
fiche Gen 124-130
fiche Gen 131-137
Index to Wills proved in the National Library of Wales
insert CD 885
Testators Index to Abstracts of Original Wills St David's Diocese, Wales
Covers whole of Dyfed and West Glamorgan.
fiche Wls 5-6
Testators Index to Abstracts of Original Wills St David's Diocese, Wales 1564-1750
fiche Wls 18-23
St David's Wills 1751-1858
fiche Wls 26-31
Transcriptions of assorted English & Welsh Wills
CD

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