Flintshire County Including Clwyd County and Historic Flintshire County
(Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a unitary authority county under the under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996 located in north-east Wales bordering England. Flintshire is considered part of the Welsh Marches and formed part of the historic Earldom of Chester and Flint. The largest town in the county is Connah's Quay, followed by Flint, Buckley and Mold.
Clwyd County – 1974-1996
Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1972 Historic Flintshire County was merged into new formed Clwyd County until it was abolished under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996. At that time, the newly formed Flintshire County came into effect.
Historic Flintshire County Until 1974
Flintshire is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was notable as having several exclaves and being the smallest county in Wales. It was formed in 1284 under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddian and included the cantrefi (hundreds) of Tegeingl and the Maelor Saesneg formerly parts of the Welsh kingdoms of Gwynedd and Powys Fadog.
- You will be able to find Categories for emigrés in Flintshire Emigrants
External Flintshire Resources
- Wikipedia – Flintshire
- Wikishire - Flintshire
- FamilySearch – Flintshire this often provides access to the original document, useful when checking for possible transcription errors. Sometimes these are only available through FindmyPast.
- FindmyPast - Flintshire Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, Burials This is a subscription site, you can always ask around to see if people can help you.
- FindAGrave for Flintshire There are 31 Flintshire County Locations on FindAGrave, and more than 50 cemeteries. You will find them all in Flintshire Cemeteries and you can check this link to find the one for your profiles.
External Flintshire 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 Flintshire County.
- FamilySearch - Family History Research Wiki
- FamilySearch - Wales Online Genealogy Records