I have given up trying to get errors corrected, as nothing is ever done
NA, NLW, County Record Offices, do not have the inclination, time or money
to correct anything particularly when it comes from a nobody like me.
You are well known, have connections and know who to talk to, and stand a
better change of correcting the error.
My post was intended for the benefit of List members as Cardigan was a
major town, and many "retired" to Cardigan like other large towns to be
closer to a doctor and "medical" facilities in the period up to say 1800.
I have found wills that come Cardigan that relate to Troedyraur, and Wills
in Tenby that relate to Clydau.
By the same token there are many Marriages in Carmarthen, which if you have
the knowledge to recognise the names of parties involved relate to
Pembrokeshire and/or Cardiganshire.
Tunnel vision and working backwards, and everyone married in adjoining
parishes does not work for those you can connect to around 1800, and wish
to trace back further.
P.S. If you can't find a marriage, try Meline Parish Records. At one time
it appears to be the "Gretna Green" of Dyfed. Bride and Groom both from
distant parishes in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, and with no apparent
connection to the parish married in Meline.
On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Brian Swann <bps(a)norvic8.force9.co.uk>
Well, you could click at the top of the webpage and request editing
for the Wiki, Rhodri, but I doubt if you will do that somehow.
I take your point, and more realistically when I am next at the National
Archives I can draw the attention of the Mormons on site there to your
comments. They are far more likely to have Wiki editing connections. They
may need to talk with Sharon Hintze first, who has overall responsibility
for this side of Mormon activities in England and Wales.
I was surprised by the number of parishes missing years in Glamorganshire,
which seemed as high as all the other counties in Wales combined.
I will try to find out who put this webpage together and when, but I think
it must be pretty recent for it to have been picked up by the Lost Cousins
PS I owe you an email with the first will and administration
*From:* Rhodri Dafis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
*Sent:* 17 October 2017 22:21
*To:* Brian Swann <bps(a)norvic8.force9.co.uk>
*Cc:* dyfed <DYFED(a)rootsweb.com>
*Subject:* Re: [Dyfed] WELSH PARISH REGISTERS NOT ONLINE
The entry for Cardigan is I believe wrong.
The first surviving Register from 1654-1808 is a mixed register.
Marriages up to 1753.
Baptisms and/or Dates of Birth and Burials up to 1808. Faded, stained and
torn pages makes early entries difficult to read.
On some pages, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages in separate columns. On
other pages Burials, etc., are listed in date order, but that can run on
into the following year, and Baptisms and Marriages may appear on a later
or earlier page.
At times entries for Burials, Baptisms and Marriages are mixed on some
pages in date order.
There are obviously entries missing from the Register, probably when there
a Vacancy, as some years have very few entries and obvious gaps.
(Whether these could be filled from BT's is questionable but might be
Some presumably missing entries have been entered at later dates.
For example for you Brian the children of John Picton over several years
are all entered one page, probably when he was a Churchwarden, and there
similar lists for other prominent individuals.
It is wrong to say that Baptisms 1654-1808 are not available.
The Registers were deposited at the NLW and Cardigan Church were provided
with a bound copy, which I managed to have photographed.
If the burials have been indexed and scans are available online, then
scans of baptisms are also available online.
Either they have been incorrectly indexed or have not been indexed.
I hope this helps.
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Brian Swann <bps(a)norvic8.force9.co.uk>
One of my major grumbles can be that it is difficult to find references on
the main information providers websites about material that is not in their
data collections, but you might expect to be. The discussion as to how
complete are the information databases you are searching?
So this link from FamilySearch link may be of particular interest for
those with Welsh ancestry [not my research, but from the most recent Lost
Dyfed list REVISED resources http://home.clara.net/daibevan/DyfedML.html