Each record comprises a transcript and black and white image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Next of kin's first name(s)
The images may provide additional details, including:
If burial of cremated remains
Some interesting details can be gleaned from the handwritten notes in these burial records. On 21 August 1810, there is a record of “a blind young man”. There are notes along the side of the more recent registers to say “Grave now full” or indicating which part of the cemetery the deceased is buried in. There are also notes on whether a deceased child was “illegitimate”.
While researching your family history it is essential to remember that county and town borders can change. In 1972, local governments in Wales were reorganised by the Local Government (Wales) Act. Under this act, the administrative county of Caernarvonshire was abolished two years later. The administrative entity of Caernarvonshire was briefly revived in 1996, when the unitary area of Caernarvonshire and Merionethshire was formed. It was quickly renamed Gwynedd, however. Since then, Caernarvonshire has been split between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd to the west and Conwy to the east.
Today, Caernarvonshire is one of 13 historic counties in Wales. Also spelled Caernarfonshire, it’s bordered by Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and Anglesey. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is located in Caernarvonshire.