Grow your family tree with thousands of new parish records

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By Niall Cullen | April 30, 2021

New Welsh parish records on Findmypast

What secrets are hidden in your wondrous Welsh heritage? You could find out with this week's Findmypast Friday releases.

Find your family story way back when in Wales with this week's latest records and newspapers. Read on for all the details on what's new.

Monmouthshire Parish Records

Privacy rules have allowed us to release another set of baptism, marriage and banns records from parishes across this Welsh county.

The new arrivals include over 8,300 baptism records from 1921 and over 5,600 marriage and banns records from 1936. Check our handy Monmouthshire parish list to see which churches are covered.

Glamorganshire Parish Records

Like those for Monmouthshire, we’ve updated our Glamorganshire collection with baptisms from 1921 and marriages and banns from 1936. The parish list shows exactly what's new.

Findmypast is home to the most comprehensive Welsh parish record collection online. Alongside Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire, you’ll find collections from every Welsh county. Visit our full list of records and type in a Welsh county to see what's available.


Cambria Daily Leader and Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette have joined our newspaper archives this week.

Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette covers 1835-1836 and features some striking early newspaper illustrations.

Cleave's Weekly Police Gazette illustrations

Cleave's Weekly Police Gazette, 30 July 1836. View the full article.

While Swansea paper, Cambria Daily Leader currently has pages from 1861-1870, 1882-1895 and 1899-1905 online.

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