|This master index contains
all of the surnames and many
of the more unusual first names to be found in the parish register
Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire in North Wales). The transcriptions
currently included are listed on
my 'Key' page - link above at top left. The Index of Welsh Wills proved
Chester 1545-1858 is also included and, where relevant, extracts
from some National
Commercial Directories and reference books. The
general intention is to indicate in which parish any of the
may be found.
|The original parish registers
were transcribed and indexed by volunteer members of
Clwyd Family History Society. The resulting transcriptions
published and are for sale by the Society
Appreciation for any help found on this website could be shown by becoming a paid up member of Clwyd FHS or buying some of their publications. AmazonSmile offer to make a donation to a named Charity based on any purchase you make from them. The Registered Charity No. for Clwyd Family History Society is 512068.
Experts may not always agree with the 'umbrella' name under which I have placed some of the entries, but I feel it is more important to be able to identify the parish register(s) for the name in which you are interested. References are cross-indexed where it may be helpful, and here and there, for added interest, are place names and the meaning of a name. Occasionally there may be more information available in the original records or in Clwyd FHS transcriptions than is shown here.
If you have looked through the KEY page recently you may have noticed the appearance of several extra reference numbers e.g. 50, 60, 70, 80, etc. These refer to extra indices which I have compiled over the years, mostly relating to some of Pigot and Co's National Commercial Directories which list Merchants, Bankers, Professional Gentlemen, Manufacturers and Traders. So far as I am aware these Directories etc. have never previously been indexed. I am happy to do look-ups in any of the Directories mentioned on the KEY page.
It is my sincere hope that these pages, which have been added to almost every day since February 2007, will become a regularly used tool to aid research in the Clwyd area, and my grateful thanks must go to my 'technical adviser', my son Duncan, without whom the website may never have become airborne!
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Clwyd FHS Member No. 203
A Bibliography to sources other than Parish Registers may be found at the end of Page Z.
The Clwyd FHS Resource Centre is at Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, LL14 3AL.
Tel: 01978 814924. Non-members may join at the door.
Copies of all the transcribed and printed parish registers, as well as many other publications,
may be seen on the open shelves at the Centre and used for research.
'Hel Achau' is the quarterly journal of Clwyd Family History Society.
Further information may be found on the Clwyd FHS website.
For post-1837 BMD research in the area visit the North Wales BMD website.