Welsh Family History Research

Although Welsh research broadly utilises the same official sources as you would use in England, the country’s social, linguistic, cultural and religious fabric means that a different approach is called for.

This talk will discuss issues specific to Wales – aspects of which researchers may be unaware of or which can make research a little tricky – including the importance of the historical context and ‘the chapel’ in Welsh life; matters relating to place names & parishes; and the significance of Welsh naming practices.

It will also consider some research strategies as well as a few databases and useful websites relating to Welsh research.

Eilir Ann Daniels runs the Your Welsh Ancestors research service which she founded around 15 years ago. She now carries out work for individual and professional clients, and helps media companies with research on programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are? She is a Pharos tutor and teaches its Researching Your Welsh Ancestors and Tracing Living Relatives courses.

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will be emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before the event.

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting. The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact booking@berksfhs.org.uk.


Wed 10 Jan


Doors open at 19:15
19:30 - 20:30




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