The document is made up of extracts from various Genealogical publications and was first published as is, in Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Newsletter, October 2010.  – one of the trickiest areas to negotiate when researching Welsh genealogy is the surnames.  This site contains the meaning of specific Welsh forenames and surnames. ~ this BBC Family History site contains useful background information on names. ~ the National Library of Wales has many online databases. Click on English to enter, then Family History. ~ this is the South Wales Coalfield Collection. ~ the Wales Genweb includes links to other useful websites. ~ Welsh Mormon History with links. ~ the Association of Family History Societies of Wales site with links across the top which lead to many more. ~ the British Library website – type Wales into the search box. ~ if you had Welsh ancestors who left for America, try this site - by name. ~ Radnorshire - Powys Heritage Online is an excellent starting point for Welsh history and of special interest is the Powys: A Day in the Life Project which uses old documents and photographs to compare life in 1891 with accounts of a day in the life of local people in 2002. ~ explore the Radnor valley. ~ the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust has an excellent survey of
Radnorshire Churches here. ~ Search surnames A-Z from the Returns of Owners of Land 1873 in Radnor. Click on All
Wales Index for similar records in other counties. ~ has over twenty war memorials listed - complete with names. ~ find a range of Radnorshire maps here and also other Welsh counties as well as
England and Scotland. ~ Pembrokeshire - here is an interesting history of the county. ~ use the Pembrokeshire Lookup Exchange to find missing ancestors and search the Pembrokeshire Families Project at – search for mariner ancestors. ~ find out more about Swansea mariners. ~ Celtic Pembrokeshire can be found here. ~ enjoy the history of St David’s Cathedral and at the Cathedral’s own website ~ St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. ~ read the observations of Gerald of Wales, born in Pembrokeshire around 1146, as he journeyed through the country with the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

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