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Clwyd Family History Society

                                                                                                                  or Names found in North East Wales

   Surnames and unusual first names beginning with:
   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
                                                                                           DAVIES Marriages      EDWARDS Marriages      EVANS Marriages     JONES Marriages       LLOYD Marriages

SALISBURY  Marriages    WILLIAMS  Marriages    WYNNE Marriages


This master index contains all of the surnames and many of the more unusual first names to be found in the parish register transcriptions of Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire in North Wales) listed on my 'Key' page - link above.  The general intention is to indicate in which parish any of the names may be found.

The original parish registers were transcribed and indexed by volunteer members of Clwyd Family History Society, the results printed and are for sale by the Society.

You will find that in these pages there are some first names and surnames which are not shown in the printed transcription indexes.   This is because in some of the transcriptions the first names of parents, and first names/surnames of fathers of illegitimate children, and in some cases witnesses to marriages, were not included in the original index although they are to be found in the body of the transcription.

I have cross-indexed references where it may be helpful and here and there, for added interest, you will find place names and/or the meaning of a name  Where there are not yet first names with any of the reference numbers, on request I can put them in fairly quickly and upload to the website.   If you cannot find any of the entries referred to herein, in a transcription which you hold, please let me know and I will provide the page number.  I would suggest that when researching any particular name you take one parish at a time and put everything into date order disregarding the various spellings to begin with.

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.

The Index of Welsh Wills proved at Chester 1545-1858 is also included, together with extracts from some National Commercial Directories and reference books.

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 pages may never have become airborne!

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Jill Rose (Clwyd FHS Member No. 203)


A Bibliography to sources other than Parish Registers may be found at the end of Page Z.

'Hel Achau' is the quarterly journal of the Clwyd Family History Society, membership subscription UK/EC 15 p.a., overseas members 25 p.a.  
Further information may be found on the Clwyd FHS website - link at the top of this page.

The Clwyd FHS Resource Centre is at Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham LL14 3AL. Tel: 01978 814924.
Opening hours: Tuesdays 10-7; Thursdays 10-4; Saturdays 10-2 (apart from Bank Holiday weekends).  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.  

For post-1837 research in the area visit the North Wales BMD website.


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