National Library of Wales (NLW)

Use the Discover Tab > NLW Resources > More NLW Resources for access to an alphabetical list of free digital resources. They include:
• Archives and Manuscripts
• Crime and Punishment – Information about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales 1730-1830
• Cymru 1914 – A digital collection revealing the often hidden history of the First World War
• Estate Collections – A-Z list of over 50 of the most popular/largest Estate collections
• Theses Collection Wales includes 50,000+ theses and dissertations
• From Warfare to Welfare – An introduction to life in Wales 1939-1959.
• Welsh Ballads Online with 4,000+ digitised ballads
• Dictionary of Welsh Biography with 5,000+ biographies
• Welsh Journals – Over 50 titles, ranging from academic publications to popular magazines
• Welsh Newspapers with 15 million articles and 1.1 million pages
• Wales-Ohio Project – An interpretation of items relating to the history of the Welsh in Ohio
• The Cambrian: A magazine for Welsh Americans 1880-1919
• Welsh Poetry in Manuscripts Index
• Wills – Search here for wills proved in the Welsh Ecclesiastical Courts before 1858. Records are available for the Diocese of: Bangor: 1635-1858; Brecon: 1543-1858; Chester (Welsh wills): 1557-1858; Hawarden: 1554-1858; Llandaf: 1568-1857; St Asaph: 1565-1857 and St David’s: 1556-1858. Digital images of wills are available online (free).
The Digital Gallery provides access to:
Manuscripts; Archives; Printed Material; Sound and Video; Pictures; Maps; Photographs and Digital Exhibitions which introduce a wide array of different collections held in the Library
TIP: Use the Information for Tab > Family Historians for help and information on Civil Registration; Census; Records – Church in Wales records, Nonconformist records, Wills and probate records, Manorial records; Tithe Maps – search and browse 300,000+ entries from the Tithe Maps and accompanying apportionment documents using original and present-day maps; Newspapers and Archives

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