13:15 - 14:00

This presentation is aimed for those new to genealogy in Wales, hopefully coinciding with the publication of my book on the same title by Pen & Sword. I shall be discussing how and where to access the basic sources within Wales and beyond. Mention will be given to problems researchers will encounter and how to overcome them, including issues such as patronymic naming system and Welsh place names. Mention will also be given to underused sources, some unique to Wales such as the Court of Great Sessions, the Eisteddfod and Bidding Letters.

Beryl Evans

I have worked at the National Library of Wales since 1985, working in various posts relating to family history and public services. At present I am the Research Services Manager. I have contributed to many radio and television programmes relating to family history over the years, as well as contributing and writing for various journals and magazines and giving talks on various aspects of Welsh family history. I am the Archives Liaison Officer for the Federation of Family History Societies; Chairman of Cardiganshire FHS; Executive member of the Association of Family History Societies of Wales, Dyfed FHS and Powys FHS.

Experience Level: 
Beginner