Discover your ancestors who were buried in Merionethshire between 1568 and 1994. The records may reveal your relative’s birth year, death year, and burial place. Details such as names of your ancestor’s spouse or parents may help to fill in more branches of your family tree.
Each record comprises a transcript and black and white image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Many of the records contain images, which may include further information, such as
Note that some of the earlier registers are in Latin.
The record set comprises almost 118,420 records from 41 parishes in Merionethshire. These records date from 1568 to 1994.
From English parish records between 1500 and 1800, historians have discovered that infant mortality – death during the first year of life – was around 140 out of 1,000 live births, compared to around 4 out of 1,000 live births today. Causes of death included unidentifiable fevers, dysentery, scarlet fever, whooping cough, influenza, pneumonia, and smallpox. A number of infant deaths are recorded in the registers.
Merionethshire is one of 13 historic Welsh counties, a vice county (a geographical division used for biological recording and other scientific data-collecting), and a former administrative county. Merionethshire is bordered by Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, and Cardiganshire. The county was established in 1284. The administrative county of Merioneth was formed under the Local Government Act 1888 in 1889 and abolished under the Local Government Act 1972 in 1974. Most of the former county became part of the newly created county of Gwynedd. Dolgellau is the former county town and administrative centre.
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