Sunday, 26 August 2007

Monmouthshire wills index

When borders move it's always a source of confusion. Do you look for the county of Monmouthshire in England or Wales? I recall when the first microfiche of the 1881 census came out I was surprised to find the county in England. Since 1974 the confusion has been resolved in favor of Wales.

There is a nice index to wills for Monmouthshire from 1572 to 1858 with over 16,500 names. The site also has information on how to view or purchase a copy from the National Library of Wales.

This item courtesy of Hugh Watkins blog.

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