Carmarthenshire County Including Dyfed County and Historic Carmarthensire County
(Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a unitary authority county under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996 located in the south-west of Wales. The largest towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The town of Carmarthen was founded by the Romans.
Dyfed County 1974-1996
Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1972 Historic Carmarthenshire County was abolished effective April 1, 1974 and it became the newly formed Dyfed County.
Historic Carmarthenshire County Until 1974
Carmarthenshire is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was a maritime county, bounded to the south by the Bristol Channel, to the west by Pembrokeshire County, to the north by Cardiganshire County, and to the east by Breconshire and Glamorgan Counties. Its government was established by the Local Government Act 1888. It is the largest of the thirteen historic counties.
External Carmarthenshire Resources
- Wikipedia - Carmarthenshire
- FamilySearch – Carmarthenshire, Wales
- Genuki: Carmarthenshire Towns and Parishes
External Carmarthenshire Genealogy Resources
- Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index lists surnames by county contained in the various volumes of Visitations files. This link goes to Carmarthenshire County.
- FamilySearch - Family History Research Wiki
- FamilySearch - Wales Online Genealogy Records
- St. Davids Cemetery Wales Website dedicated to the historic St. Davids Cemetery in Carmarthen. Has a searchable database of burials including transcription of headstone inscriptions for many burials.
- West Wales War Memorial Project - Carmarthenshire Memorials A website dedicated to commemorating all the men and women remembered on War Memorials within Dyfed. It covers the Anglo Boer War, World War I, World War II, Palestine, Korea, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan. There are short biographies for each of the people recorded and is searchable. It also covers Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion but ventures into other Welsh Counties.
External Carmarthenshire Parish Histories
- Hanes Plwyf Llandybïe FamilySearch has digitized a copy of the Welsh-language version of this parish history. It contains additional information that the English-language translation does not. (Roberts, Gomer Morgan. 1939. Hanes Plwyf Llandybïe. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru: Cardiff.)