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The journey from Wales to London in the nineteenth century

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Started by Margaret Jones. Last reply by Darris G. Williams Aug 7, 2013.

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Ordnance Survey Maps

Detailed maps for Wales are now available online. This is one of the best tools for family history research. Grasping the geographical context that our ancestors lived in is critical.Go to http://maps.nls.uk/geo/records/Use the zoom in option or choose a map series (County Series 6 inch is a favorite of mine)Click on England and Wales (lower left side of the screen)Select a county in the box/field on the left side of the screenClick…See More
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Llangiwg Church

"That will be great!  Thanks for the info!"
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Llangiwg Church

"The monumental inscriptions for this parish churchyard have been transcribed but are not published yet. That may be finished later this year."
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Finding my Evans' past

I have done a lot of research on my Evans family but have really run into a snag at William Evans, born 25 September 1796.  He was born in Clyneithrim Llangefelach Glamorgan.  He married Catherine Howell 28 April 1821 at Llangiwg church, also in Glamorgan.  Catherine Howell was born 10 April 1798 in Penlan Cwmllynfell Glamorgan and is the daughter of John Howell.  Has anybody else been looking for either of these ancestors?  I, for the life of me, cannot get any information prior to William and…See More
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Darris G. Williams left a comment for Eileen Rees Greenwalt
"Hello Eileen,   I was thrilled to read the information about the Rees and Howell family you are researching. My ancestor Hannah was a daughter of Howell Llewelyn of Gellilwca Fawr. My great grandfather was born near Rhydyfro and emigrated in…"
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"William Evans and Catherine Howell, my great great great grandpa and grandma were married at this church on 28 April 1821.  I am so excited to go see it in person!  Does anybody know if there is a list of people buried at this cemetery?"
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Ordnance Survey Maps

Detailed maps for Wales are now available online. This is one of the best tools for family history research. Grasping the geographical context that our ancestors lived in is critical.

  1. Go to http://maps.nls.uk/geo/records/
  2. Use the zoom in option or choose a map series (County Series 6 inch is a favorite of mine)
  3. Click on England and Wales (lower left side of the screen)
  4. Select a county in the…
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Posted by Darris G. Williams on March 15, 2014 at 11:23am

Finding my Evans' past

I have done a lot of research on my Evans family but have really run into a snag at William Evans, born 25 September 1796.  He was born in Clyneithrim Llangefelach Glamorgan.  He married Catherine Howell 28 April 1821 at Llangiwg church, also in Glamorgan.  Catherine Howell was born 10 April 1798 in Penlan Cwmllynfell Glamorgan and is the daughter of John Howell.  Has anybody else been looking for either of these ancestors?  I, for the life of me, cannot get any information prior to William…

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Posted by Barbara Baldwin on March 6, 2014 at 5:24pm

Online Parish Maps for Wales - Finally!

I've heard that doing family history without maps is like painting with your eyes shut. If you try without, then find a good map you'll understand. For a few years there has been a great set of online parish maps for England but until this month Wales was not included. The site has not been fully updated and additional functionality should be available soon. The parish maps for Wales are available now and that is the critical data. The rest will be a bonus.

 

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Posted by Darris G. Williams on January 17, 2014 at 4:21pm

New class

I spent the morning at the annual Conference On Family History in Provo Utah yesterday. It has been several years since I taught there. My class on Basics of Welsh Research was very well attended. The presentation slides are available at http://www.slideshare.net/Darris which has more detail for some topics than the syllabus could include. I hope you find some ideas to help in your research.

Posted by Darris G. Williams on August 3, 2013 at 7:57am

Welsh Parish Registers on Findmypast

Welsh parish registers have been published at http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/welsh-collection/about

The good news:

  1. We can now search online for our ancestors in Welsh parish registers.
  2. Findmypast has provided "detailed coverage" charts for baptisms, marriages, marriage banns and burials.

The bad news:

  1. Not all parishes are…
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