Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors
Beryl Evans
The course will cover the variety of sources available to research your Welsh ancestors providing information on content, how to interpret and to use information found in conjunction with other record sets.
Sources will include:
  • Church records – including parish registers, bishop’s transcripts, marriage bonds and affidavits
  • Civil registration from 1837 – understanding the registration districts, finding which parishes they cover, and learning about the  information found in birth, marriage and death certificates
  • Nonconformist records – what records are available, where they can be found and how to use the information
  • Census records, 1841-1911 – how to access, search and interpret the information
  • Probate records – how to access, search and interpret the information
  • Newspapers and periodicals – what was published in Wales and America, gaining access online
  • Maps – which maps are useful for family historians, how and where to access them and using the information found
  • Court of Great Session records to 1830 – a unique and complex set of records, we will investigate which classes are relevant to family history and the information they contain
  • Estate and manorial records – how to search, access and interpret the information found