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How to Plan a Research Trip to Wales by Annie Lloyd. Purchase from author at 4635 Stoner Ave. #4, Culver City CA 90230-5773. 1995. 100 pp. Index. Plastic comb-binding. $15 plus $2.25 p&h.

This is a practical guidebook for planning your research trip to Wales. The author pulls from her own experiences traveling to Wales for research.

The author gives good suggestions on why, how and where to get information in the U.S. prior to leaving for Wales that will help you trip. Ms. Lloyd emphasizes that you should be doing research in Wales that you cannot do in the US at your local FHC or library. You are going for the unique research opportunities and to experience the land and culture of the ancestors. Guidelines are given for contacting record offices and depositories prior to your visit and descriptions of what to expect when you get there are provided. If you have never been before these can prevent surprises.

This guidebook discusses lots of practical items like money, transportation (car and rail), stamps, accommodations, eating out, prescription drugs, holidays, electricity, and a host of other details you may not think about till you get there and it's too late.

A delightful book to read with lots of practical suggestions.

Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.4 no.4, 1997