01 March 2019

Celebrate St David's Day

It's 1 March, time to celebrate Welsh roots.

Wales shares many genealogical resources with England. A great specifically Welsh family history resource is the collection of digitized newspapers, free to search and view from the National Library of Wales.

Newspaper wedding reports are especially valuable giving not only the names of the bride and groom, parents names, where and when they married, and more. When my grandmother's sister married on 27 February 1905 in Carmarthen  the newspaper had a long list of gifts received from whom, and that my grandmother wore a cream dress and white hat.


These four frequently-used Welsh English words link Wales to the rest of the world.

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