County of Dyfed, Wales Genealogy
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Guide to County of Dyfed, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
1974 - 1996 County of Dyfed[edit | edit source]
The county of Dyfed, in the south-west of Wales, was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.
The county was divided into six administrative districts:
The county town was Carmarthen.
The county was named after the ancient region of Dyfed which once covered parts of the south-west of Wales.
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Dyfed on 1 April 1996.
The county of Gwynedd was split up into three new Unitary Authorities, which were roughly based on the historic counties abolished in 1974, Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Today, Dyfed continues as a ceremonial county only.