Counties of Wales

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Most researchers will be researching with the context of these historic counties. Wales, like many other countries, has seen much reorganisation over time and it may be necessary to search in several counties.

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Under the Local Government Act 1972, all of these historic counties and administrative counties were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974.

See the relevant county pages for further information.