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__NOTOC__{{breadcrumb| link1=[[WalesGenealogy|Wales]]| link2=| link3=| link4=| link5=[[{{PAGENAME}}|Radnorshire County]]}}Guide to '''Radnorshire County, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. {{Radnorshire-sidebar}}{||<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Wales Online Genealogy Records]] </span>|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>|}<br>__TOC__== Historic Radnorshire =={||-|[[Image:GotoarrowWalesRadnorshireTrad.png|thumb|200px|Radnor]] |style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:1em"|'''Radnorshire<br> ''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.
=== Historic Radnorshire === [[Image:WalesRadnorshireTrad.png|thumb|200px|WalesRadnorshireTrad.png]] '''Radnorshire''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  It was bounded to the north by [[Montgomeryshire Genealogy|Montgomeryshire]], to the south by [[Breconshire Genealogy|Breconshire]], to the west by [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]] and to the east by the English counties of [[Shropshire Genealogy|Shropshire]] and [[Herefordshire Genealogy|Herefordshire]]
The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially '''New Radnor''' (Welsh: '''Maesyfed''') but this was later replaced by '''Presteigne''' (Welsh: '''Llanandras'''). The '''administrative county of Radnorshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the Local Government Act 1888. The county was governed by an elected county council, who took over the functions of the Quarter Sessions courts. '''Llandrindod Wells''' (Welsh: '''Llandrindod''') became the new county town. The county was mainly rural and agricultural and has always been the poorest in Wales.
[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''RAD'''
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{{clear}}  === 1974-1996 Powys ==={||-|[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|right|200px|WalesPowys1974.pngPowys]] |style="vertical-aling:top; padding-left:1em"|Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]]. The population at that time was about 19,000. |}== Modern Powys =={{clear}} ||-|[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|right|200px|Powys]]|style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:1em"|The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1996'''. |}== Modern Powys Parishes ===
*See a list of the [[ImageRadnorshire Parishes|parishes in Radnorshire]] with links to their pages.*Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Radnorshire Parishes].===Hundreds===Below are the Hundreds of Radnorshire.<br>[[File:WalesPowysRadnorshire Hundreds.png|thumb|rightPNG|200px|WalesPowys.png500px]] The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1996'''.
== Online Records ==*'''1542-1911''' - {{clearRecordSearch|2040546|Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images*'''1650-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|2761121|Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1678-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2737047|Wales, Parish Registers, 1678-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2836130|England and Wales National Register, 1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
== Topics ==
*'''Court records''' provide an opportunity to learn about people in Wales that may not be found as expected in church records. The Court of Great Sessions produced an extensive series of records. See [[Radnorshire Great Sessions Records]] for details.
== Jurisdictions Websites ==
*Hamlet Radnorshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=132.0 RootsChat Radnorshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].*[[Radnorshire Parishes|'''Parishhttp:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church /www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in Wales 1873]*Hundred[http: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes //boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.rad.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Radnorshire board]*Sub-district[http: comprised of more than one civil parish *Registration District //www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]*[[Radnorshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Knighton/Knighton1881.shtml Knighton Workhouse 1881] *Archdeaconry *Diocese *County
== Useful web sites == *[http[Category://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm (Historic) Radnorshire landowners in 1873, Wales]]
;[[Radnorshire Websites|more Radnorshire websites ...]]<br><br>
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