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). Copies of this book can be purchased from Dyfed FHS
- Coflein - the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) - the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales
Dyfed FHS 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 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 Manuscripts and Records. An online searchable index of Marriage Bonds and Allegations.It contains details of some 90,000 marriages by licence which took place inWales between 1616 and 1837.
Listings of (present-day) Clerics, Benefices, and parishes 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 - Historical Record Collections
IGI Batch Numbers - Hugh Wallis's site and Archer Software's site
Parish Register Copies for Carmarthenshire in the Library of the Society of Genealogists.