Find your ancestors in Glamorgan Banns

Discover your Welsh relative through the Glamorgan Banns from 1744 through to 1932. The Banns announcements will add fantastic biographical details to your family tree. You will be able to find out what parish your relatives belonged to and the date of their marriage.

Each of the Glamorgan Banns includes an image of the original Banns book and a transcript of the individual entry. The information in each transcript may vary, but most will include:

  • Name
  • Year
  • Bride’s Name
  • Groom’s Name
  • Banns Date
  • Marriage Date
  • Bride’s Parish
  • Groom’s Parish
  • County and Country
  • Page

It is very common to find additional detail in the images than what is available in the transcripts. In the Glamorgan Bann images you may be able to find out who witnessed and performed your ancestor’s wedding.

Discover more about the Glamorgan Banns

The Glamorgan Banns includes the areas of the historic county of Glamorganshire. After 1972, Glamorganshire was abolished and created into three preserved counties: West Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan and South Glamorgan. Included in the records is Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

In order to understand these records better, it is important to know what Banns are. Banns are the announcement of a couple’s intention to be married. The purpose of the announcements are to give anyone in the congregation an opportunity to voice objections to the marriage. The Banns must be read out in church on three Sundays in the three months leading up to the wedding day. This is useful for those records which do not include the wedding date. By recording the Banns you now have an educated idea of when your relatives were married.