If you try your hand at Welsh genealogy, you will know how difficult it can be sometimes, especially if you are researching one of the common names, such as William Williams, or Robert Jones etc. There are many stumbling blocks in Welsh genealogy. In June, 2016, Susan Davies Sit, President of WSWNE, presented a seminar titled “Welsh Genealogy Research” at the Welsh-American Genealogical Society (WAGS)’s Welsh Weekend in Poultney, VT. The seminar covered census, Family History Societies, headstone Welsh, history of Welsh patronymics and much more. About 20 people attended the seminar and Susan was able to have a 10 minute one-on-one with many of the attendees. The weekend also had a Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh hymn sing and a tour of the historic Welsh baptist Chapel, amongst other events.
WSWNE holds monthly research days where we learn how to research our Welsh ancestors and build our own family trees. Please join us, email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.