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The Records

Understanding the available sources of information is the first step in tracing your ancestry.

The Census Returns

Taken every ten years since 1801 help us to piece together our ancestor's progress. These junctions of time often reveal the framework upon which their occupational and domestic lives revolved around.

Civil Registration

Started in 1837 in the UK. Civil registration offers us yet another station in our family's fortunes, noting each Birth, Marriage or Death.

Old register

The Parish Registers

These hold the key to a much older door in time. These fascinating documents offer a fascinating insight into the Personal, Civil and Religious lives of our Ancestors.

Other Records

There are many other records and documents worthy of investigation, Military Records, both in peace and war time. Wills and Probates, Newspapers, Education, Travel and Migration, The 1939 Register and various other genealogical indexes, all with vital clues to your heritage.

Other records such as Trade Directories, Vestry Records, Tithe Maps and Local Records can be researched at local archives/libraries upon request.

We at the Time Machine have experience with all records, having taught and researched them many times over.

We also offer personal tuition and guidance in researching your own family tree.

As mentioned earlier, the Time Machine is not only a Welsh family history service, we are more than willing to seek out all forms of information throughout the UK, Ireland and the wider world.

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Extract from register of DeathsLlangathen parish register - 1789