What Welsh counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 28th Unlock the Past poll - What Welsh counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 228 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

A substantially higher percent of people voting (15.8%) had no Welsh research interests. This compares to just 2.5% for Scotland and 2.0% for Ireland. The most common counties people were researching were Glamorgan (31.6%) and Monmouthshire (26.8%) - all the other counties scored less than the percentage who had no Welsh interests.

County Votes Percent voters
No Welsh ancestors 36 15.79
Unknown county 11 4.82
Anglesey 15 6.58
Breconshire 16 7.02
Caernarvonshire 17 7.46
Cardiganshire 18 7.89
Carmarthenshire 28 12.28
Denbighshire 22 9.65
Flintshire 22 9,65
Glamorgan 72 31.58
Merionethshire 9 3.95
Monmouthshire 61 26.75
Montgomeryshire 12 5.26
Pembrokeshire 29 12.72
Radnorshire 11 4.82
Other 5 2.19

Where the voters came from

  • Australia - 189
  • Canada - 1
  • Hong Kong - 1
  • New Zealand - 8
  • Netherlands - 2
  • Unknown - 27

Other comments

  • Berwickshire (note this county is actually in Scotland)
  • South Wales ? near Newcastle en Emylyn ?near Cardiff
  • Aberdare
  • My ancestors come from Oswestry in Shropshire, the Welsh town in England. Relative wrote the Gossiping Guide to Wales.
  • Have not struck any yet
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