Friday, 29 October 2010

FindMyPast and FamilySearch to cooperate on Parish Registers of Wales

The following is from a press release from family history website www.findmypast.co.uk

FMP is making available online for the very first time fully searchable indexes and images of the parish registers of Wales. The project is taking place with the permission of the Church in Wales and Welsh Archive Services and FMP is working with FamilySearch International, the world's largest repository of genealogical records, to digitise the records.

Around 893,000 images containing 8,000,000 baptisms, marriages and burials from across Wales will be filmed by FamilySearch and transcribed by FMP. Some of the records date back to the sixteenth century, making it possible to find Welsh ancestors as far back as the 1500s. The records contain entries in English and Latin.

The records will be made available over the next two years at FMP with an index search available on FamilySearch.org. Free access to the images on FMP will be made available through all Archive Services in Wales.

For more information log on to www.findmypast.co.uk

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