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London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies
Cangen Llundain o'r Cymdeithasau Hanes Teuluoedd Cymru
Y Ddraig Goch
Branch Meetings 2016-7

The branch meets four times a year in central London and anyone with an interest in Welsh family history is very welcome to attend. The branch charges no membership fee but we ask for a £3 donation at each meeting to cover expenses.

Further details can be obtained from the Secretary, Anne Jones: Secretary's email address

A previous meeting Saturday, 16th January 2016 at 2pm

AGM followed by Members' Ancestors/Relatives in WW1

An opportunity for members to share photos and stories of their ancestors' and relatives' lives during WW1, and any research experiences.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

A previous meeting Saturday, 14th May 2016 at 2 pm

The Rebecca Riots: Popular Culture and Popular Protest

with author and researcher Rhian E. Jones

The author of the recently-published book, Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots, takes a fresh look at the unrest which took place in 1840s Wales

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel (in the Chapel), 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

A previous meeting Saturday, 17th September 2016 at 2pm

Odd and totally unconnected facts in my family history research

with LBWFHS branch member Katherine Hocking.

and

Treasures found at County Record Offices and the National Library of Wales - not found online

Online genealogical resources are invaluable, but take us only so far. Branch members describe other sources which have enabled them to extend their family history.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel (in the Chapel), 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

A previous meeting Saturday, 12th November 2016 at 2pm

Welsh Newspapers Online

with Beryl Evans Research Services Manager at the National Library of Wales.

Old newspapers provide a rich resource for the family historian; the first published in Wales was The Cambrian in 1804 in Swansea, soon followed by others throughout Wales.
The Library has digitised over one million pages of out-of-copyright newspapers published in Wales up to 1919, which are available to search and view online, free of charge.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel (in the Schoolroom), 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

Our Next Meeting -

A date for your calendar Saturday, 14th January 2017 at 12 noon.

AGM, followed by Members' Interests

An opportunity for members to discuss the problems in and progress of their family history research.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel (in the Schoolroom), 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

Revised 16th November 2016
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