Darris Williams’ 2014 Course

Darris Williams’ 2014 Course
Welsh Family History Made Simple
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Time Period: 1500 – 1911
Prerequisites:  Submit a pedigree chart and family group sheet showing a family you want to learn more about.  The instructor will contact you before classes begin to request them.
Course Description:
Welsh family history is different from that other localities in some significant ways. Those differences are not impossible roadblocks. Understanding the peculiarities is a good first step to success. Record knowledge is important but not the key. Understanding how to search, evaluate evidence and collate information will resolve many difficult research situations. This course will provide examples of problems as well as strategies and skills for learning more about your ancestors.
Course Topics:
Introduction to Welsh Family History
Historical Context and Genealogical Roadblocks
Research Analysis and Problem Solving
Computing Tools: Evernote, Spreadsheets, and Mapping
What’s in Your Name: Patronymics for Welsh Family History
Online and Manuscript Family Trees for the Welsh Genealogist
Newspapers and the Welsh Periodical Press
Court Records: Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions, Great Sessions and More
Church of England Records
Nonconformist Chapel Records
Monumental Inscriptions: Glue for Your Census
Getting the Most from Welsh Parish Registers on Findmypast.com
Archives and Libraries at Home and Abroad
Case Studies: Examples for Research Success
Probate Records
Land and Property Records