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Carmarthenshire Resources

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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

External Carmarthenshire Genealogy Resources

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.)

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