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Wales and Welsh Genealogy

This group is for anyone interested in Welsh or Wales Ancestry. Ask for help or provide help to others looking for information on Wales and Welsh Genealogy.

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Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2019


Welcome to the Wales and Welsh Genealogy Group. This is a group focused on Welsh Genealogy and other topics related to genealogy in Wales (map). Welsh Genealogy is not for the faint of heart and can be extremely challenging. But, it is also one of the most interesting pursuits and hobbies that you can find.

If you're just getting started, the BBC has a wonderful section on their web site devoted to Family History in Wales. If you're looking for more detail about Welsh Genealogy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a great Research Outline for the Country of Wales. LinksWorld Wide Web Links
Wales County Groups:PembrokeshireGENUKI: Wales
United Kingdom Groups:England Family History, Scotland and Scottish Ancestry, Ireland and Irish Ancestry 

Discussion Forum

Howells and Powells 8 Replies

Started by Gary D Powell. Last reply by John Robert Powell Jul 10, 2017.

Introductions 19 Replies

Started by Chip Jones. Last reply by Susan smith Nov 30, 2015.

john Ansley

Started by john armstrong Jun 13, 2010.

The Left Coast Eisteddfod 3 Replies

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino. Last reply by Lludw Y Maes Oct 13, 2009.

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Comment by Lludw Y Maes on October 11, 2009 at 3:06am
I have also noticed the buttin labeled CAE is the correct abreviation for Caernarfonshire / Caernarvonshire but when it goes to the page it says Carmarthenshire instead of Caernarfonshire or Caernarvonshire.
Comment by Lludw Y Maes on October 11, 2009 at 2:57am
I have noticed that you only have one picture of Capel Curig a'i fam Julita ( Chapel of St Curig and his mother Julitta). I have many photos of this Chapel. Some taken by The Friends of St Julitta, the group that maintains the chapel building, grounds & records. & some taken by My friend in Wales. I several ancestors buried there & have a copy of the MI transcripts for this Chapel.
Comment by Lludw Y Maes on October 11, 2009 at 2:37am
Comment by Stephanie Jones on August 22, 2009 at 5:11pm
Comment by Chip Jones on August 22, 2009 at 12:25pm
@Stephanie Jones... In terms of in depth information about the migration from Wales to Racine, WI in the 1840's, the best source I've seen is a publication called "The Welsh in Wisconsin" by Phillips G. Davis, published bt the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in 1982. Basically, at this time travel via boat thru the Great Lakes (to Racine and Milwaukee) was the easiest route inland to less expensive land going westward (the direction that the U.S. was settled).
Comment by Stephanie Jones on August 20, 2009 at 7:45pm
Hi, Chip. That's so interesting about the Welsh immigrants coming to Racine in the 1840s. I've not done much work on my HUMPHREYS family yet, but I have discovered that my ancestor Owen Humphreys was born around 1828 in Wales, came to the US around 1847, and was apparently in Racine, Wisconsin at least by the 1850s (his family eventually did move further west, all the way to Washington). I always wondered why Racine. Do have any sources to point me to that would give more information about the history of the Welsh in Racine?
Comment by John Laws on August 18, 2009 at 9:32am
Hi we have on our database a number of Welsh LAW, LAWEs,LAWS families

John P Laws. (Member 674, Guild of One-Name Studies, since 1984) Researching LAW, LAWE, LAWES, LAWS, LAWSE, McLAW & McLAWS & allied families worldwide.
Website "Laws Family Register" at -
Moderator: LAW & LAWS-UK mailing lists and message boards at Rootsweb

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Comment by Richard Harmer-Brown on August 17, 2009 at 7:11am
I have traced my Griffiths ancestry back to David of Crai Griffith in Blancrai, Powys, Wales. UK circa 1667 does anyone have any further information
Comment by Phillip Roderick on August 15, 2009 at 4:06am
Whilst browsing through the members names I noticed the surname MANLEY.
My Great Grandmother Katherine Manley was born in Cardiff.
Comment by Phillip Roderick on August 15, 2009 at 4:04am
Thanks Chip

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