On the individual parish pages are details of non-conformist chapels in each parish. The data shown there is based on various sources but principally these
- Rawlins, B.J. The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke.(1987).
- Coflein (link is external) - the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) - the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales
Dyfed FHS (link is external) have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
A large number - well over 50% by the mid-nineteenth century - of people in Carmarthenshire attended Nonconformist chapels, rather than the established church. Thus, except for marriages which prior to 1837 had to take place in the parish church, references to them are more likely to be found in nonconformist than in parish church records. Many of these have been deposited at the PRO (and filmed by the LDS), others are still to be found with the chapels or other libraries or archives.
Virtually all completed parish registers have been deposited in either the Carmarthenshire Record Office or the National Library of Wales. Bishop's Transcripts and Marriage Licenses are held at the National Library of Wales - and have been microfilmed by the LDS.
Many Parish register indexes, and indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials (link is external) are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS. From 7/2001 these now include
- The 'Merlin Indexes', the scope of the latter often equate with the additional items shown under Church Records on the separate parish pages as "Copy ts PR index................".
- Vaccination records for several parishes
National Library of Wales An online searchable index of Marriage Bonds and Allegations. It contains details of some 90,000 marriages by licence which took place in Wales between 1616 and 1837. In early 2016 the NLW made changes in its online catalogue and now the only apparent method of finding these bonds is to search the main catalogue (link is external)
Listings of (present-day) Clerics, Benefices, and parishes (link is external)of the Diocese of St Davids.
The Dyfed FHS has indexed all marriages for the period 1812-1837, and provides a postal lookup service. Published copies of the index, in sets of parishes grouped by hundreds, are available.
Family Search UK/Ireland (link is external)- Historical Record Collections
IGI Batch Numbers - Hugh Wallis's site (link is external) and Archer Software's site (link is external)
Parish Register Copies for Carmarthenshire (link is external) in the Library of the Society of Genealogists.