New and exclusive Welsh parish records

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By Niall Cullen | February 12, 2021

New Welsh records on Findmypast

Explore Welsh family heritage and an important Black history document this Findmypast Friday.

This week, we're bringing you thousands of new Welsh family records and an Antiguan petition dating back to 1830. Read on for all the details of what's new.

Denbighshire Parish Records

We’ve added over 23,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from north-east Wales and you’ll only find them on Findmypast. Delve into:

All of the new additions come from the parishes of Ruthin and Llanrhydd. The parish list shows all of the churches and dates covered by the entire collection.

Antigua, Petition Of The Coloured Inhabitants 1830

This relatively small but powerful new addition to our international record collection reframes a hidden part of Black history. Over 300 mixed-race males signed the (at the time) controversial document, demanding equality from the British parliament.

Antigua, Petition Of The Coloured Inhabitants 1830

Leaf through a digitised copy of the original document at

Distinctive surnames like Bouisson and Thibou feature on the petition. Other names, like James Grenville Hicks and William Wilberforce Millett, hint at the middle-class aspiration and self-assurance of the protestors.


We've gone global this week with the arrival of six new Caribbean papers and our first from New Zealand. Brand new to the collection are:

Plus, we've added even more pages to:

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