Wales

Wales

Welsh naming traditions and online resources

Welsh patrynomic naming traditions have caused many genealogists to shy away from Welsh family history. An understanding of the history of the naming system, combined with the wealth of recently available online resources have opened up Welsh genealogy to the researcher. This talk describes how to get to grips with surnames, the different regional approaches and examines some of the exciting online records now available to Welsh researchers. Finally, a few pointers will be given into Welsh geography and placenames.


The findmypast suite - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA

An overview of the growing suite of findmypast sites - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA - with a look at the key records, what is new and what is coming.


The 1911 census: What's all the fuss?

Indeed, what is all the fuss about the 1911 census for England and Wales? Take a peek at the enormous task that resulted in this wonderful resource, learn what is different about this census to the earlier ones, see your own relative’s signature on the householder’s return and much more. You might even learn the name of your family’s pet, find a deceased relative listed or find your family on one of the many quirky returns that were submitted.


Dyfed Family History Society

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