• Date
    14th March 2020 at 10:30am
  • Venue
    Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road EC1M 7BA
  • Host
    Gill Thomas, 'Who, What, Where Family Research Services'
  • Category
    Arts & Culture


A Half-Day Course run by Gill Thomas

Do you have Welsh ancestry? Interested in researching your family history in Wales? Join professional genealogist Gill Thomas for a half-day course on Saturday 14thMarch at the Society of Genealogists.

Although England & Wales share Common Law and primary resources for ancestral research, significant challenges are presented for family historians tracing Welsh ancestors. The biggest of these lies in so many individuals sharing so few surnames. How can we be sure that we have found a record relating to the correct ancestor? Why did your ancestors disappear from parish registers? Why and when did people from Wales emigrate to other parts of England and beyond? What Welsh-specific resources exist both on and offline to aid our research? Do you need to understand Welsh to be able to progress your research?

Be your ancestors a Thomas, a Jones, a Davies or an Evans; church-going or chapel-attending; speaker Gill Thomas will guide you through the wonderful Welsh maze, from all points north, south, east and west.

Tickets cost £20 and are available from the Society of Genealogists website here.

Gill Thomas is a professional genealogist specialising in tracing Welsh ancestry. She is an AGRA Member. More details can be found about her research practice at here.