Merionethshire County Public Records

Merionethshire, Wales Public Record Office

Address:
Merionethshire Records Office
Meirionnydd Archives
Bala Road
Dolgellau
Gwynedd
LL40 2YF

Phone Number:
01341 424682

Email Address:
archives.dolgellau@gwynedd.gov.uk

CONTENT
The Merionethshire records office contains records and documents which pertain to the history of Gwynedd. The documents are available in both printed form, as recordings and also in electronic form online.
They range from a wide range of data supplied by individuals, families, institutions, organisations and churches. The information is available for the public to those who want to learn about their family history, or history of other renowned families, the general history of the county, places and people in Merionethshhire, as well as other important subjects of interest to them. Apart from those seeking personal knowledge, it is also open to those who visit the archives in the center for research purposes.

The materials available include:
Birth, marriage and death records 1987 to present
Parish records of Birth, marriage and death before 1987
Parish registers of baptisms before 1813
Parish registers of marriages before 1754
Parish records of burials before 1813
Records of banns of marriage and marriage licence
Hardwickes Marriage Act 1753
Parish records of gravestones and memorial inscriptions.

Military records
Manuscript army lists 1702 to 1752
Official army lists 1740
Monthly army lists 1798 to 1940
Half yearly army lists 1923 to 1950
Modern army Lists 1951 to present
Annual army lists 1754 to 1879
Quarterly army lists 1879 to 1922 and 1940 to 1950
Campaign medal records 1914 to 1920
Military honours and awards 1935 to 1990
Service records of officers 1914 to 1922
Records of campaign medal rolls 1914 to 1918
Service records of the army 1922 to present
Sandhurst registers 1783 to 1964
Indian Army records

British army records of:
• operations 1945 to present
• campaigns 1913
• soldiers after 1913
• officers before 1913
• Officers after 1913.

Criminal records
Trials 1959 to 1971
Courts in England and Wales 1972 to present
Trials in Welsh courts 1831 to 1971
Trials in English courts 1656 to 1971
Punishment records 1776 to 1787.
Wills and testaments from 1540 till present
Telephone books 1880
Directories 19th Century till present
People’s occupations

Taxation records
Records of guilds and trade associations 1710 to 1811
Records of companies 12th Century till present.

Census return 1841 to 1911
Census reference numbers
Census records 1841 to 1911
Records of First census of England and Wales 1841.

Birth, marriage and death certificates 1837 to 2006.

Genealogy from 1841

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