Welsh Family History
Tracing your Welsh family roots
Along with the increasingly mobile nature of modern life has come the desire to define who we are in terms of our family history, and to understand how the struggles experienced by our ancestors have shaped us as individuals. The study of genealogy has never been a more popular pastime, and more and more people of Welsh descent are trying to trace their family tree.
To help in the search for your Welsh forebears, we are lucky to have in Dolgellau the records office for the old county of Meirionnydd (Merioneth). The office holds a wide variety of documents stretching back to the 14th Century, and the enthusiastic archivists are able to help out if your grasp of Welsh is hindering progress.
The office is currently open during office hours on weekdays except for Wednesday.
Telephone: 01341 424682 - Fax: 01341 424683
You would be more than welcome to come and stay with us at our B&B whilst researching your welsh family history. As part of the family history initiative in Gwynedd, we have been provided with a Celtic Tri guide which contains tips and suggestions on how to trace your Welsh lineage. Further info about Celtic Tri can be found by clicking here
Useful Welsh Genealogy Resources...
Gwynedd Family History Society - A Family History Society
founded in 1980 to bring together the many people with Gwynedd ancestry.
The links page contains many useful sites for those interested in
Tri Family History - A partnership project between
Gwynedd Archives, Dublin City Archives and Waterford County Archives
to develop family history provision.
- A variety of genealogical resources pulled together on a single
War Memorials - A transcription and further links regarding
the men and women listed on War Memorials around the Mawddach Estuary
Family History Databases For Wales - 1851 through 1901
Wales Census Data, Parish Records, Surname dictionaries, cemetery
records and much more.