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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

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)

Our Next Meeting -

A date for your calendar Saturday, 14th May 2016 at 2 pm

Topic and Speaker to be confirmed

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 date for your calendar 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 date for your calendar 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 1911, 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)



Branch Meetings 2015

A previous meeting Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 2 pm

City Mission - The Story of London's Welsh Chapels
with broadcaster Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards talks about the research behind his new book, which “sheds new light on the story of one of London’s first ethnic minorities, the Welsh”.

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, 25 April 2015 at 2pm

Sir Thomas Picton: Researching His Early Life and Military Career
with LBWFHS branch member Brian Swann

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death on the battlefield at Waterloo of Sir Thomas Picton, one of Wellington's most controversial generals, whom he described as "a rough foul-mouthed devil". Brian has researched a variety of document sources, particularly military records, to examine the influence of Picton's early life on his later military career.

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)

Branch Meetings 2014

a previous meeting Saturday, 8th November 2014 at 2pm

Mariners sailing from the Port of Swansea in the 1800's
with Bryan Richards of the Swansea mariners website

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, 20th September 2014 at 2pm

Marriage in Wales in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: legal, clandestine or informal ?

with LBWFHS branch member Anna Brueton.

Anna Brueton's Ph.D. research concerned courtship, marriage and illegitimacy in West Wales.
In this talk she considers whether the widespread belief that 'Marriage ceremonies ... were frequently informal, clandestine or irregular' has any basis, using her own work and recent research into marriage in England.

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)



Revised 1st February 2016
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