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19-11-2009, 9:15 AM
Anyone with an interest in their Welsh Family History may well find this three part series of great interest.
The Story of the Welsh Family,
A Three part series,
Presented by Sian Pari Huws,
BBC Radio Wales.
Broadcast Sunday 15th November at 16.32
Thursday 19th November at 21.32
It should help with ironing out some cobwebs that is Welsh Ancestry.
19-11-2009, 11:59 AM
When I read the title, I was thinking it was about the surname "Welsh". Now that I see that it isn't, I will have to depend on others who are able to watch it to tell me what it's about because my welsh ancestors are presenting problems all their own.
Pity I won't be able to get it over here.
As far as I can see, by doing transcripts, the main problem is that until the mid 1800s clerks and vicars didn't have to be able to speak or write Welsh. The spelling is horrendous until the law changed, mostly phonetic. I don't envy anyone doing research of Welsh names or Welsh placenames.
19-11-2009, 3:29 PM
You can listen online again.
Brilliant, Steven! I didn't know I could do that. Thank you.
Listening to it right now at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00nxb71/The_Story_of_the_Welsh_Family_Hard_Times/
22-11-2009, 9:11 AM
Fascinating about Broomstick weddings, has anyone come across this in their Welsh Ancestry?:confused:
22-11-2009, 9:36 AM
Fascinating about Broomstick weddings, has anyone come across this in their Welsh Ancestry?
I've come across it in Great Expectations :)
Just came in for a browse and I'm laughing my head off at your comment, Peter. (I have a weird mind.)
31-01-2010, 3:22 PM
There is a repeat of these programmes starting today at 16.30
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