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Updated August 14, 2002

Denbighshire, Wales

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Barbara Lavin
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Hi,my name is Barbara Lavin, and I am your county hostess/coordinator. I took this site over from Sue Sibert on July 30th,1998. I hope you enjoy your visit, please come again. Hopefully you'll see new and exciting things. So please bookmark this site as things could change regularly.

The County of DENBIGH is 116 Miles in circumference, contains about 410,000 Acres. Tis divided into 12 Hundreds in which are contained 4 Market Towns & only one Borough Town [viz. Denbigh], 57 Parishes & about 6398 Houses. The Air is good but sharp, & ye soil Hilly, intermixed with fruitfull valleys, that of Clwyd is the Cheif, well inhabited by Gentry. The Western parts are healthy but improved with ye Ashes of Turf. Here is plenty of Rye or Corn, Goats & Sheep, & good quantity of Lead Oar in several parts of this County"

[Emanuel Bowen, Britannia Depicta, 1720]

Denbighshire is bordered by:Caernarvonshire Flintshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire.

Looking for your seaman?
For those wishing to trace the career of a British merchant seaman, the following information may be useful.
Official Logs of British Merchants
Seaman's Career
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
Census Years
Crew Lists and Related Documents
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
Master Mariner
The White Star Line

Need to Order LDS CD's and live in the UK?
Use:LDS Distribution Centre
399 Garratts Green Lane
Birmingham B33 0UH
Ph: 0121 784 9555

Lookup Volunteers:

You are cordially invited to sign up to be a Denbighshire Volunteer. We could not possibly have enough wonderful people who are willing to help others to find Denbighshire ancestors. We would love to have your help.

Willing to help? What do you do?

You may have an old history book with an index and be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed. You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information.

Please e-mail me if you are interested Barbara Lavin

An alternative to lookups...Indices:

Would you be interested in typing an index from any one of the old Denbighshire history books? This would be a once and done, permanent help to all of us doing research

New Denbighshire Queries:
The new queries will be posted automatically.

The instructions are below:
    1...Place ALL SURNAMES (within your query) in CAPS.
    2...Enter your information exactly as you want it to appear.
    4...Please TURN OFF THE CAPS. It's hard to see the surnames if your whole queryis in caps
    5...No more then 3 surnames per query please. It makes it to hard to follow

Visit our new query Board at Ancestry.com

If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please let me know. Send email to Barb Lavin

The pages at this site are best viewed with a tables-capable browser. Both Netscape3.01 and Explorer3.0 support tables and can be downloaded for free.

Barb Lavin
Commercial use of any information from these pages is prohibited.

This page created 1 August 1998 for the WelshGenWeb/ BIGenWebProject



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No Where Guide- Denbigh

Tales from Wales - The Dragon of Denbigh
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Discovering Denbighshire

Denbighshire Parishes


St. Joseph's

Debighshire Churches Survey

Genealogy Links

Surnames compiled by Phil Mustoe, of the Denbighshire-related research interests of a number of Internet users.

John Fuller has provided full details of POWYS and CLWYD, the Genealogy Mailing Lists serving this county

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
pages maintained by John and Chris Gaunt


Welsh Resources

BritishIsles Genealogy - Wales

Welsh Genealogy Surnames

The 1901 Census on-line

NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Certificate Transcription Service
Libraries in Wales to 1850
A complete listing of libraries so far identified in Wales.
The arrangement is alphabetical by county, and within county by place and name

National Library of Wales

National Library of Wales OPAC

The Chruch in Wales

England and Wales Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificate Information
English and Welsh Register Offices
Certificates of births, marriages and deaths
Ordering Birth Registration Certificates from England and Wales
Using the LDS Family History Center's Resources

Public Records Office
Has many records including the Titanic, World War I records and more

Finding an address in the transcription of the 1881 census of England and Wales

Index to "Paupers in Workhouses 1861" (10% sample)
lists adult paupers in workhouses in England and Wales

BIGenWeb Resources

BIGenWeb Page

Search the Archives of RootsWeb mailing lists

Except those withdrawn by the listowner

Surname Helper

United Kingdom and Ireland Resources

UK Family Records Online
Appears to be a great resource for family search

Ancestor Registry Index

UK and Ireland

International Resources

Surname Guide
Search for your Surname

Translation of documents
This Altavista site will translate several languages. Text can be copied & pasted into the translator and you will get the translation. I thought it may be of some help.

The Libraries and Museums site
Different links that are relevant to genealogical research world wide, as well as the Library of Congress Classification System. A complete listing of the Library code for major Libraries.

Archives and Library Resources
Examples of what is includes are:Archaic Laws, Documents and Tribunals Archaic Laws (Roman Law, Laws of William the Conqueror)
Archaic Documents ~ Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence,
And more!!!

Online Genealogical Database Index
The Genealogical Database Index contains links to all known genealogical databases searchable through the Web.
It is limited to searchable databases and does NOT include links to sites devoted to a family unless a database is available for searching

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Has Adoption and other great information

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
It directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching. For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots are in "Germany."

The Genealogy Help Network
Has all sorts of goodies :o)

Accessing Telephone Records
International People finder
International Phone Book

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Not just your Welsh ancestor but others


International Internet Genealogical Society

WorldGenWeb Project

Misc. Resources
July 10,1999

Higgins Book Company
Specializing in Genealogy and History

Subject: Genealogy
has genealogy links on the net

This site provides the online genealogist with three databases to assist them with their research online

Genealogical CDs
Free Lookups

Cousins and Cousinhood

Find a place name

Indexing the Internet

Zip find find that elusive zip code

Free genealogy software
please note i have not checked out this site - so as always caveat emptor. If any of you try it please let me know how it is ~ B.L.~

Retracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records by William Dollarhide

10,000-Year Calendar
It is a 10,000 year calendar.
If you have an obituary or a birth, marriage certificate and you want to know what DAY the date fell on
You can choose the month and year and it will give you the calendar for that time and you can see what day - say the 25th fell on in the year 1890 or 1943.

Deciphering Old Handwriting

Census Links

Lost Classmates

Free Charts

Surname Search

Locality Search

Simply Genealogy
has Links galore!!!

Random Acts of Genealogial Kindness
Volunteers needed

American Memory
Historical Collections of the National Digital Library
Go to Search type in Schuylkill you'll be amazed at what you'll find!!

Old Maps
Photocopies of Old Maps, Old Prints, and Old Articles of Interest to Genealogists and Historians Pertaining to Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California from Gleason's Old Maps

Journey to My Genealogy Links

A MUST see!!!

Genealogy Charts and Forms
Ancestors Charts and Records

GebCom Files Revealed
Ever want to know about Gedcom files??

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