Happiness and Tragedy – Exploring Anglesey Parish Records on Ancestry.co.uk

There was much joy among family history researchers recently as the genealogical database company Ancestry.co.uk announced the availability online of millions of parish records from across Wales. Their new collections include more than 765,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from Anglican/Church in Wales churches on Anglesey, dating from 1547 to 1994. I’ve been an enthusiastic… Read More Happiness and Tragedy – Exploring Anglesey Parish Records on Ancestry.co.uk

Book Review – Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri: Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

After attending the “Spheres of Influence” day school last month, I decided to finally get myself a copy of this fine book. One of the authors, Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, gave a talk about “Anglesey’s Plastai”, which whetted my appetite for more details on the ancient… Read More Book Review – Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri: Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

‘Spheres of Influence’ – Day-conference

Yesterday’s ‘Spheres of Influence’ day-conference at Plas Cadnant had a wide ranging cast of characters: the prominent medieval founder of many of Anglesey’s landowning families, the incomer who took on the indigenous families, the bards and musicians who praised and entertained the gentry, the Spanish Armada, and even a very fluffy cat. Also included were tales… Read More ‘Spheres of Influence’ – Day-conference