Guide to DFHS Resources

Using this Website

Tips to help you use this website

Translating Inscriptions

An aid to translate Latin or Welsh inscriptions into English

How to Search a pdf Document.

Many of the documents accessed from this page are in pdf Format. Here you can learn how to search a pdf document for a name or another key word.

Journal Archive

This society has published a Journal three times each year since 1982. This archive contains copies of every Journal published complete with an index to all the articles.

Members’ Research Interests

Members register names which somehow figure in their research. This index of members’ research interests contains thousands of names together with contact details of the member concerned.

Dyfed Marriages 1813 -1837

This index contains the names of all persons known to have married in Dyfed in the period 1813 - 1937. There is a male index and a female index.

Dyfed Strays

When researching family details outside the counties of Dyfed, Society members often encounter references to people born within Dyfed who subsequently moved to other places. These are often found in Census records, parish registers, quarter sessions records, newspapers and many other sources. Our database of Dyfed strays contains thousands of entries that can be searched using a number of parameters.

1851 Census

Before census data came available online our members transcribed the 1851 Census for several major towns in Dyfed. Although census data is readily available these indexes will help you identify likely candidates and families thus saving you time in searching the census. The towns covered are: Cardigan, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli and Pembroke.

Personal Research

Most family history research is an ongoing pursuit however some researchers are able to document a chapter of their work that they consider complete. This may be for family consumption or simply for personal satisfaction. From November 2014 members of this Society are able to publish these articles on this website.

Pembroke People

This book by Richard Rose details the men and women who lived in Pembroke and Pembroke Dock between 1818 and 1837. Every person is identified and placed in a structure showing his or her occupation and family connections.
An Index to Pembroke People contains more than 5000 names listed in the book. The index is in 'pdf' format so can be freely searched.
The book Pembroke People is available in record offices and some libraries in Dyfed.

George Family Interments.

Survey of “GEORGE” Family Interments in North Pembrokeshire, Wales, from 1654 TO 2012.
Compiled by Len Urwin from gravestone inscriptions and official records.
The document is in 'pdf' format so can be freely searched.

Pembrokeshire Muster Books

An Index to the Pembrokeshire Muster Books for 1613. Transcribed by Mr. Francis Jones from the Francis Green Manuscripts Volume 27, pp. 37-56, Compiled by Mr A Hackett in 1993.

Pembrokeshire Absent Voters List 1918

Details of Pembrokeshire residents serving in the armed forces and away from home in mid 1918, who were eligible to vote in the General Election of that year. Compiled by Jonathan Woodhouse and Dyfed James

Hundreds Boundary Map

This is a map of the Dyfed Hundred boundaries 1813 – 1837.

Rose Hill Cemetery, California

Rose Hill Cemetery was created in the early 1860s and served as a burial ground for the coal field families. It was a protestant burial ground, and many of the people buried here were Welsh including people whose origins are in the counties of Dyfed.
The histories of the people buried at Rose Hill have been researched using newspaper accounts, obituaries, and family histories, and published in Rose Hill: A Comprehensive History of a Pioneer Cemetery
For those who have Welsh ancestors who immigrated to this area of America this book is an amazing source of family history.
The index to those buried at Rose Hill Cemetery can be searched here

Piggott’s Directory 1830

The Dyfed entries have been extracted from Pigot's Directory for South Wales, 1830. The entries are listed alphabetically giving the trade category reference, town, and possibly the address of each person listed.
The places covered are:
Aberayron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Kilgerran, Lampeter, Llandilo-Fawr, Llandovery, Llanelly, Llangadock, Milford Haven, Narberth, Newcastle-in-Emlyn, Newport, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, St.Clears & Laugharne, St.Davids & Solva, St.Dogmells, and Tenby.

Oxford alumni 1715-1886

This is an index of Dyfed students who attended Oxford University between 1715 and 1886, Each entry gives the name of the student, his age, and the name and residence of his father.


We have identified many links that may help with your research. They are grouped as links related to particular places, Dyfed, Wales and genealogy generally.

USA Genealogical Web Sites

A page of special interest to researchers from the USA or those with ancestors from the USA.

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