Are records relating to your Welsh ancestors missing from Parish Registers? The answer could lie in them being chapel members. The 1851 Religious Census in Wales revealed that almost 80% of the population worshipped as part of non-conformist congregations.
We will examine online and offline resources available in researching Welsh non-conformity, be it Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian, Congregationalist or Society of Friends. Non-conformist worship in Wales has been a feature of Welsh culture for hundreds of years - open-air revival meetings; song and culture celebrated at Gymanfa Ganu and the Eisteddfod - the chapel has been the core of many communities in a uniquely Welsh way.
Understanding how our Welsh ancestors worshipped is an essential key to our family histories.
There will be a Question and Answer session
Date and Time: 14 November 16:00 (UK)
Speaker: Gill Thomas has a background in History, and took her B.A at the University College Cardiff and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She is the owner of ‘Who What Where Research services’ and is based in London. She is a member of AGRA and research in Wales is one of her specialties.
What you need to know:
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