Started Aug 30, 2010
In preparation for the Welsh Family & Community History course at British Institute next month I have been reading a lot more than usual. I keep finding great sources and worry that there is too much to share during the week long course. This morning I finished reading Searching for Family and Community History in Wales which was edited by Rheinallt Llwyd and D. Huw Owen.
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Posted on September 9, 2016 at 1:22pm
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 on March 15, 2014 at 11:23am
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 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 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 on July 1, 2012 at 12:45pm