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.
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.
This page is a work in progress.
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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.
World's largest collection of open access research papers provides full text to research on a range of topics, including many related to Wales and the Welsh.
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.
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.
Arts | Education | Genealogy | Government, Law & Politics | History & Culture | Language & Literature | Libraries & Archives | Museums | Music & Dance| News | Sports | Travel
Arts Council of Wales
National Museums of Wales
National Museum Cardiff houses Wales's national art collections, as well as geology and natural history collections.
This list includes only non-profit galleries/arts centers. Most include exhibitions, classes, shop, etc. Many are housed in historic buildings.
Provides links to colleges and further education.
Also see: Libraries & Archives
Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Provides links to local family history societies.
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.
Discover Your Family History
Describes information available from General Register Office of England and Wales which holds all birth, marriage, and death records.
FamilySearch Historical Records from Wales
Family history records database of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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.
Birth, marriage, and death records from General Register Office.
Census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911.
Baptism, marriage, and burial records extracted from parish registers, non-conformist records and other relevant sources.
GENUKI: Wales (U.K. and Ireland Geneology)
Virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.
The National Archives
Full range of government documents and records including birth, marriage, death, military, wills, land ownership, census, courts, etc. Family history research guides covering 192 topics provide details on using the archives as well as suggesting additional sources.
Welsh-American Genealogical Society
Society for Welsh-Americans researching their Welsh roots.
Welsh NS Americas Genealogy Group
Facebook group open to anyone researching Welsh roots of families who emigrated to the Americas.
Government, Law & Politics
Local Authorities of Wales
Links to city, county, and borough councils.
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Welsh Government: National Assembly for Wales
History & Culture
BBC Wales History
Archived website features articles on topics from prehistoric Wales to the present.
Sections on Welsh history, culture, traditions, and more, by the late Dr. Peter Willliams
Castles of Wales
Descriptions, history, and photographs of over 250 castles in Wales, as well as about 75 additional historic buildings and ruins.
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.
Dictionary of Welsh Biography
Includes over 5,000 concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to 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.
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.
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.
A Vision of Britain Through Time
Historical maps, election results, census reports, statistics, from University of Portsmouth.
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.
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.
Language & Literature
Also see: Welsh Classes & Learner Links
Cymdeithas y'r Iaith Gymraeg / Welsh Language Society
Cymraeg: Live Learn Enjoy
Information for Welsh learners and Welsh speakers including Welsh language services, information, activities and news.
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.
Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre
Welsh language courses offered in a restored quarry village.
Libraries & Archives
Searchable catalog of descriptions of archive collections from over 350 institutions across the U.K. including 20+ Welsh archives, libraries, and universities.
The National Archives
National Library of Wales
People's Collection Wales
Online collection of photographs, recordings and documents uploaded by individuals, community groups, and organizations.
National Museum Wales
Techniquest Science Centre
USA: Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre
307 South 7th St, Wymore, NE 68466
USA: Welsh-American Heritage Museum
412 East Main St, Oak Hill, OH 45656
Music & Dance
British Choirs on the Net: Wales
List of links to websites of choirs in Wales.
Dawnsio: Welsh Folk Dance Society
trac: Folk Development for Wales
Welsh National Opera
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.
Welsh language public television broadcasting service.
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.
Parks & Recreation
Brecon Beacons National Park
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Use interactive maps to plan hikes along the following Welsh trails: Glyndwr's Way, Offa's Dyke, and Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Welsh castles, gardens, mansions, coastlines, landscapes, and more under the care of the National Trust.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Snowdonia National Park
Wales Coast Path
Interactive map, downloadable app and other resources to plan walks along the entire coast of Wales.
Information on Welsh beaches, mountains, hikes, parks, and more.
Patagonia: Y Wladfa
Companion to the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia by Eirionedd A. Baskerville
Glaniad: Images and Stories about the Welsh Settlements in Patagonia
Available from within National Library of Wales: www.glaniad.com
Portions of website available from Web Archive: web.archive.org/web/20120120070519/http://www.glaniad.com/
Hanes y Wladfa Gymreig yn Patagonia gan Abraham Matthews
National Library of Wales: Collection of Manuscripts Relating to Patagonia
Welsh Premier League (soccer)
Welsh Rugby Union
Visit Wales (formerly Wales Tourist Board)
Official tourism website sponsored by the Government of Wales
Regional Tourism Organizations
- North Wales
- Southeast Wales
The areas of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen,
- Mid Wales
- Southwest Wales
Britain Express Travel Guide: Wales
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Fly 2 Wales
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Lonely Planet Guide: Wales
Tours to Patagonia
West Wales Information
Youth Hostels Association: Wales
Welsh in North America
This section includes information on the history of the Welsh in North America. For information on the Welsh in North America today, see our page of North American Welsh Organizations:
ninnau.com/organizations.html. For current events, see the Calendar of Events: ninnau.com/calendar.html.
Upstate New York Welsh Heritage
Welsh American Heritage Museum
Welsh in Jackson and Galia Counties, Ohio