In many ways the Internet has made the life of researcher so much easier! Whilst the best place for research is still the repositories where the original source material is kept, much can be learned from other sources: journals, books and, of course, the Internet. These probably won't give you all the answers, but they may well help with trying to work out what your question actually is and where you can get the answer.
On this page we have included a number of links and references that you may find helpful. They are by no means an exhaustive list, but should help you further on your way. Please contact us if you have any questions, or feel there is a link or reference that we really, really should have on this page - or to report a broken link.
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NB: Ceredigion County Council and Ceredigion Archives are not responsible for the content of external websites.
How to find us on-line
List of our external sites, including social networking.
Family and Local History: Ceredigion
GENUKI Cardiganshire The UK and Ireland Genealogy Cardiganshire site. Loads of information and links about all aspects of local and family history in the county.
Parish of Llangynfelyn Excellent example of a local history website!
Llanbadarn Churchyard A very useful site, with an index of gravestones and other historical information. Created and maintained by A W Gilbey and Penglais School, Aberystwyth.
Capel y Garn cemetery, Bow Street Plan and index of the chapel's graveyard (in .pdf format)
Llansantffraed History Society Website includes images, churchyard survey and transcript of a vestry book.
Nanteos History Janet Joel presents the story of this important Cardiganshire house and the Powell family.
Interested in history of pubs? Visit Ceredigion Local History Forum's Pint of History website to explore the history of pubs in Ceredigion (part of the Cynefin Project)
Family and local history: Wales and beyond
Vision of Britain Try the Expert Search function if you need to find an obscure administrative boundary. An excellent site.
FreeBMD A useful (and free) index to post-1837 births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales.
Welsh Mariners An online database of Welsh sailors and their ships.
Welsh Legal History Society 'exists to spread knowledge of, and promote research into, the rich history of law in Wales'
The Wales-Ohio Project: 'This unique website is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Welsh-American history and culture'
National Library of Wales This is Wales' largest repository of books and manuscripts.
UK National Archives The National Archives (Public Record Office) at Kew is Great Britain's largest repository of documents. Search the online catalogues, or just enjoy looking at the wide range of information available.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Based in Aberystwyth, the Commission creates and holds records of architectural, archaeological, maritime and industrial sites in Wales. Coflein is the Royal Commission's searchable online database (for best results with the map-based search, do read the help file first!)
Archives in Wales
Anglesey County Record Office
Carmarthenshire Record Office is currently closed to the public. Public libraries in Carmarthen and Llanelli offer a family history service.
Flintshire Record Office
West Glamorgan Archive Service
Gwynedd Archives Service (branches in Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
A.N. Palmer Centre for Local Studies & Archives (located in Wrexham)
Ceredigion Archives - 40 years of preserving the past for the future - and counting