Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Aberystwyth, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; ...

Aberystwyth is a seaside town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy, Wales.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Cardiganshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Dyfed, Wales Genealogy. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy.

Aberystwyth is an important educational centre, with both Aberystwyth University and the National Library of Wales sited in the town.

History[edit | edit source]

ABERYSTWITH (ABER-YSTWYTH), a sea-port, borough, market town, and chapelry, in the parish of LLAN BADARN-VAWR, locally, in the lower division of the hundred of GENEU'R, GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 38 miles (N.E.) from Cardigan, and 208 (W. N.W.) from London. This place, from its having been fortified at a very early period, and also forming part of the ancient parish of Llanbadarn Vawr, was originally called Llan-Badarn Gaerog; whilst the small ancient village of Aber-ystwith was situated to the west of it, on ground now covered by the sea, and on the bank of the Ystwyth, into which river the Rheidol probably emptied itself, at some distance from the ocean. Many years before the erection of Old St. Michael's chapel, which was taken down in 1836, the town appears to have been deprived of a church or chapel by the encroachments of the sea. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

For further information on Aberystwyth see Genuki - Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Parish
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District Aberystwith (1881)
Reg Sub-district Aberystwith (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Aberystwyth
Hundred GENEU'R
Province add here
Hamlets add here

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Cardiganshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Dyfed
from 1 April 1996 Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Vision of Britain - Aberystwyth

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 12-25. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.