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:
Father’s first name(s)
Mother’s first name(s)
The image may provide additional details, including:
Please note that some of the earlier records are in Latin.
The historic county of Cardiganshire in West Wales was formed in 1282 in the former Kingdom of Ceredigion. The historic county was abolished in 1974 and reformed in 1996 as Ceredigion, with mostly the same boundaries. The county is bordered by Gwynedd, Powys, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire. Cardigan is the historical county town, but today, Aberystwyth and Aberaeron are the two administrative towns.
Baptism records state the date and place an individual was baptised into a church, and are an essential part of researching your family history. In most records, the parents of the individual being baptised are included, and these are often the key to finding out the names of the previous generation. Children were generally baptized within a few weeks of birth.