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The Internet provides endless opportunities to explore Wales and the Welsh. There are thousands of interesting websites covering every aspect of Welsh life, too many for us to maintain an up-to-date directory. Instead we list some resources for general information and a few of our favorites on a range of topics. We also provide a listing of North American Welsh organizations.

General Information
Favorite Websites
North American Welsh societies, organizations, and churches.
Welsh Classes & Learner Resources.

Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content or safety of any website linked below. Website owners and content change constantly. Also note that a listing on this page does not consitute a recommendation of content, goods, or services.

 


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General Information

Catalogue of the National Library of Wales
Provides information on the library's holdings as well as the library's digital collections which can be accessed online.
discover.library.wales

Wales | Cymru
Official gateway to Wales sponsored by the government of Wales. Sections include: About Wales, Visiting Wales, Business, Living, Study, International, News, Events. "About Wales" covers information about Wales' history, languages, landscapes, government, music, food, and more.
www.wales.com

Wicipedia Cymraeg
Welsh Wikipedia. All articles in Welsh. Many articles on Welsh art, biography, culture, geography, government, history, literature, music, etc., plus entries on non-Welsh topics but written in Welsh. References and links included.
cy.wikipedia.org



Favorite Websites

Arts | Education | Genealogy | Government, Law & Politics | History & Culture | Language & Literature | Libraries & Archives | Museums | Music & Dance| News | Sports | Travel



Arts

Arts Council of Wales
www.arts.wales

National Museums of Wales
www.museum.wales
National Museum Cardiff houses Wales's national art collections, as well as geology and natural history collections.

Oreil/Galleries/Arts Centers
This list includes only non-profit galleries/arts centers. Most include exhibitions, classes, shop, etc. Many are housed in historic buildings.



Education

Colleges Wales
Provides links to colleges and further education.
collegeswales.ac.uk

Universities



Genealogy

Also see: Libraries & Archives

Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Provides links to local family history societies.
www.fhswales.org.uk

Census Records
Links to census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911. Databases can be searched free of charge, but fee required to view full transcriptions and to download document images.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/census-records/

Discover Your Family History
Describes information available from General Register Office of England and Wales which holds all birth, marriage, and death records.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/discover-your-family-history

FamilySearch Historical Records from Wales
Family history records database of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
familysearch.org

FreeUKGenealogy
Volunteer effort to provide free, online access to family history records. Includes three searchable databases of transcribed records (no images). Work is ongoing so additional records are added regularly.

  • FreeBMD
    Birth, marriage, and death records from General Register Office.
    www.freebmd.org.uk
  • FreeCEN
    Census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911.
    www.freecen.org.uk
  • FreeREG
    Baptism, marriage, and burial records extracted from parish registers, non-conformist records and other relevant sources.
    www.freereg.org.uk

GENUKI: Wales (U.K. and Ireland Geneology)
Virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.
www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/

Welsh-American Genealogical Society
Society provides information for Welsh-Americans.
www.rootsweb.com/~vtwags/



Government, Law & Politics

Local Authorities of Wales
Links to city, county, and borough councils.
www.wlga.wales/welsh-local-authority-links

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-wales

UK Parliament
www.parliament.uk

Welsh Government: National Assembly for Wales
gov.wales

Wales Legislation
www.legislation.gov.uk/browse/wales



History & Culture

BBC Wales History
Archived website features articles on topics from prehistoric Wales to the present.
www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history

Britannia.com: Wales/Cymru
Sections on Welsh history, culture, traditions, and more, by the late Dr. Peter Willliams
www.britannia.com/celtic/wales/

Castles of Wales
Descriptions, history, and photographs of over 250 castles in Wales, as well as about 75 additional historic buildings and ruins.
www.castlewales.com

Cadw
Welsh Government’s historic environment service protects and provides access to Wales' castles and other historic sites. Includes information for visitors to Cadw sites and events.
cadw.gov.wales

Dictionary of Welsh Biography
Includes over 5,000 concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to Wales.
biography.wales

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol / National Eisteddfod
Week-long celebration of the culture and language of Wales. Serves as a showcase for music, dance, visual arts, literature, performances, and much more.
www.eisteddfod.org.uk

NAASWCH: North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History
Association dedicated to advancing scholarship on Welsh studies, supporting the study of Welsh-American culture and fostering international bonds between scholars, teachers and the Welsh-American community.
www.naaswch.org

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Provides access to information on archaeological sites, monuments, buildings, and maritime sites in Wales, including drawings, manuscripts and photographs.
rcahmw.gov.uk

A Vision of Britain Through Time
Historical maps, election results, census reports, statistics, from University of Portsmouth.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp

The Wales-Ohio Project
Digitized collection of Welsh Americana relating to the state of Ohio held at The National Library of Wales. Includes full images of "The Cambrian," published from 1880 to 1919.
ohio.llgc.org.uk/index.php

Welsh Newspapers Online
Search and access over 120 newspapers from 1804 to 1919. Provides online access to images and full text. Includes "Y Drych" from 1875 to 1919.
newspapers.library.wales



Language & Literature

Also see: Welsh Classes & Learner Links

Cymdeithas y'r Iaith Gymraeg / Welsh Language Society
cymdeithas.cymru

Cymraeg: Live Learn Enjoy
Information for Welsh learners and Welsh speakers including Welsh language services, information, activities and news.
cymraeg.llyw.cymru

Gwales
Online source for books from Wales, print & ebooks, worldwide delivery, reviews, advice, bestseller lists. Welsh and English. You select the bookshop that receives commission on your orders.
www.gwales.com/home

Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre
Welsh language courses offered in a restored quarry village.
www.nantgwrtheyrn.org



Libraries & Archives

Archives and Records Council Wales
Information and catalog for 22 Welsh archive services.
www.archives.wales

The National Archives
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

National Library of Wales
www.library.wales

People's Collection Wales
Online collection of photographs, recordings and documents uploaded by individuals, community group, and organizations.
www.peoplescollection.wales



Museums

National Museum Wales
museum.wales

Techniquest Science Centre
www.techniquest.org

USA: Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre
307 South 7th St, Wymore, NE 68466
welshheritageproject.org

USA: Welsh-American Heritage Museum
412 East Main St, Oak Hill, OH 45656
www.rio.edu/madog/Welsh-American-Heritage-Museum.cfm



Music & Dance

British Choirs on the Net: Wales
List of links to websites of choirs in Wales.
www.choirs.org.uk/wales.htm

Dawnsio: Welsh Folk Dance Society
www.dawnsio.com/en/

trac: Folk Development for Wales
trac.wales

Welsh National Opera
wno.org.uk



News

BBC News: Wales
Provides articles/videos on Welsh news and sports, along with weather, travel, radio, and music. BBC Cymru Fyw provides articles in Welsh with the option to turn on a Vocabulary Translator-ideal for Welsh learners.
www.bbc.com/wales

S4C
Welsh language public television broadcasting service.
www.s4c.cymru/en/

Wales Online
Welsh news, sport, business and lifestyle and entertainment. Powered by the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, South Wales Evening Post, Wales on Sunday, Carmarthen Journal, Llanelli Star, Glamorgan Gazette, Merthyr Express, Pontypridd Observer, Cynon Valley Leader, Rhymney Valley Express, Rhondda Leader and Gwent Gazette.
www.walesonline.co.uk



Parks & Recreation

Brecon Beacons National Park
www.breconbeacons.org

National Botanic Garden of Wales
botanicgarden.wales

National Trails
Use interactive maps to plan hikes along the following Welsh trails: Glyndwr's Way, Offa's Dyke, and Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales

Snowdonia National Park
www.eryri.llyw.cymru

Wales Coast Path
www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

Welsh Landscapes
Information on Welsh beaches, mountains, hikes, parks, and more.
wales.com/landscapes



Patagonia: Y Wladfa

Companion to the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia by Eirionedd A. Baskerville
www.cymru-ariannin.com/uploads/companion_to_the_welsh_settlement_in_patagonia.pdf

Glaniad: Images and Stories about the Welsh Settlements in Patagonia
www.glaniad.com

Hanes y Wladfa Gymreig yn Patagonia gan Abraham Matthews
books.google.com/books?id=O5XmS7BZSmkC

National Library of Wales: Collection of Manuscripts Relating to Patagonia
www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/modern-period/manuscripts-relating-to-patagonia/



Sports

Welsh Premier League (soccer)
www.wpl.cymru

Welsh Rugby Union
www.wru.co.uk



Travel

Visit Wales (Wales Tourist Board)
Website: www.visitwales.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/visitwales
twitter: twitter.com/visitwales
Google+ plus.google.com/+visitwales
Instagram: www.instagram.com/visitwales

Britain Express Travel Guide: Wales
www.britainexpress.com/wales

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/

Go North Wales
www.gonorthwales.co.uk

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
festrail.co.uk

Lonely Planet Guide: Wales
www.lonelyplanet.com/wales

West Wales Information
westwales.co.uk

Youth Hostels Association: Wales
www.yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/wales

Tours to Patagonia
www.welshpatagonia.com

WaleDirectory.co.uk
www.walesdirectory.co.uk
Directory of accomodations, attractions, events, and tourist information. Plus maps, history, travel guides, and more.




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