Bolton FHS Meeting - Why did the Welsh leave Wales?

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This session will look at why Welsh ancestors emigrated from Wales, starting with a historical overview of life in Wales.

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This session will look at why Welsh ancestors emigrated from Wales, starting with a historical overview of life in Wales, maps, counties, 1720 and 1833 gazetteer descriptions, the Welsh language, traditional dress, Welsh dragon and patron saint. We will look at the industrialisation of the rural countryside, coal mining and Merthyr Tydfil specifically. Emigration posters of 1841 to 1848 reveal the call to Utah to embrace the Mormon religion, and to Ohio to help build railroads. The crucial role of DNA testing with specified regions and surname distribution will be revealed, as will language, translation tools and scripts. Censuses in Welsh will be analysed and compared to English language censuses. The feeling of connectedness, diaspora, homelands will be explored. Some traditional foods and helpful forums on Facebook groups will be given. So, why did Williams and Walters leave Wales?

Dr. Penny Walters has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Business Studies. Penny's interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. Penny was brought up with Welsh parents, and DNA testing has revealed solely Welsh and Irish ethnicities; and fascinating insights into her children’s heritage. Penny lectures internationally in-person, presents webinars, and writes articles about a variety of genealogy topics. Penny has authored the books: 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy,' and ‘The Psychology of Searching’ both available in paperback or kindle on Amazon.

www.searchmypast.co.uk


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A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society registered under UK charity legislation (Number 515599)

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