Started by Judith Mary Buckley Nov 25, 2013.
Started by Treetectives Oct 21, 2013.
Tips and tricks for successful researching
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.
Posted by Darris G. Williams on March 15, 2014 at 11:23am
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…Continue
Posted by Barbara Baldwin on March 6, 2014 at 5:24pm
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
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 have been published at http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/welsh-collection/about
The good news:
The bad news:
Posted by Darris G. Williams on July 1, 2012 at 12:45pm