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.
This is one of the top seven books that anyone tracing Welsh family history should read. It is a great companion to Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors: A Guide For Family Historians by Beryl Evans.
The chapters on Criminal Records; Estate Papers; and Maps convinced me to re-examine those records more for my own research. The chapters on Photographs and Postcards; Houses and Landscapes; and Oral Testimony provided new ideas I have not really considered for investigation. I have already ordered two more books referred to by Rheinallt Llwyd in his section on Oral Testimony. The potential to apply so much of what is in this book to my family history research makes it a must have tool for Welsh family and community history.
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