Glamorgan Family History Fair
Beryl Evans – National Library of Wales
The presentation is the result of work at the National Library of Wales
to digitise over a million pages of newspapers published in Wales before 1911.
The presentation will show how the website works and how to get the best out of
it by accessing the information and discovering countless nuggets of
genealogical facts, forgotten incidents and interesting miscellany that would
other wise remain hidden within the heavy dusty covers of the volumes in
Aberystwyth. Accessing the images is free of charge.
“Breaking down brick walls in your family history research”
Osborne - S&N British Data
How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and
unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Includes searching for
a family using just the individuals' forenames, keyword search tools; using
criteria other than a name to search on and other advanced search techniques.
The talk also covers unique data sets such as Non-Conformist records,
Non-Parochial records, Fleet marriages, Will images, Parish Records,
Directories, Newspapers and more
did your surname come from?"
Southgate – South Wales Representative, Guild of One Name Studies
Have you ever wondered about the origins of surnames in your family tree? Do
some names have variant spellings, and how have they changed over time? One
aspect of genealogy, which is truly fascinating, is to research all occurrences
of a surname and its variants in order to build family trees, to identify
patterns of migration and to find ‘hotspots’ which could indicate locations
where the name originated. This talk will include examples from South Wales as
well as an opportunity to see maps showing where your surnames of interest were
most common in the 1881 census.
2.30 pm “DNA and Family
History – Where Are We in 2013?”
Dr Brian Swann - International Society
of Genetic Genealogy
Interest in Family History and DNA
has continued to increase in popularity, especially since the identification of
Richard III. Dr Swann explores how family history and DNA interests in both the
UK and Europe has increased interactions with academic communities in this
field, which has led to the coining of the new term “citizen science”. These
are groups of motivated and interested individuals who can make contributions to
genetic genealogy on a par with anything that may be done in academia.