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Family History Sources

A selection of useful sites to get you started:  

1837 Online is based in London and is part of an independently-owned business that is dedicated to providing high quality genealogical services to professional and non-professional researchers.

1901 Census Online

Trace your English and Welsh ancestors with the official 1901 Census

Search over 32,000,000 people and view images of the original enumeration documents.


Launched in 2001, the site enables members to explore their family's history by viewing census, birth, marriage and death records as well as user-contributed family trees, and by connecting to millions of other members making their own discoveries.

Archifdy Ceredigion Archives

The Archives collects, preserves and makes available to the public all sorts of records about the history of Ceredigion, which is the county formerly known as Cardiganshire.

Everyone is welcome to come to the Archives to do research - on family history, local history, school projects, old vehicle registration and many other subjects.

Barbara's Registration Web Page

This Web site aims to help people tracing their family history by explaining the usage of the different entries on birth, marriage, and death certificates throughout the history of birth registration in England and Wales.

Cardiganshire Family History Society

Cardiganshire Family History Society

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

Dyfed Family History Society

Dyfed Family History Society

Family Records

This site provided by the Family Records consortium, aims to help you to find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research.

Family Search

The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the World.


FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.


The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.

National Archives

The National Archives of England and Wales has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British History, from the Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.

National Library Of Wales

The National Library of Wales is acknowledged as the principal centre for researching Welsh genealogy, and you are welcome to use its sources and facilities for researching the history of your own family.


The oldest and largest free genealogy site.

The Genealogist

The Genealogist: Search Online Census, Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Record Indexes and Directories

The Local History Section at Aberystwyth Public Library also has a collection of useful material.