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    1. 'The Cambrian' index on-line (cross-posting)
    2. John Ball
    3. Hello Listers, Any of you with interests that extend into the Swansea area of south Wales might like to know that a wonderful new resource came on-line a few days ago. A searchable index to 'The Cambrian' newspaper is available at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/cambrian/ I quote extracts from the relevant website, hosted by the City and County of Swansea: -------------------- The Cambrian was first English language newspaper to be published in Wales, running from 1804 - 1930. Swansea Library Service is proud to announce that a computerised index to the contents of the newspaper is now freely available... The Cambrian Index database can be searched for any word, most often a personal or place name. It can also be used to identify types of events or reports of occurrences e.g. mining accidents, bankruptcies, meetings of societies, opening of buildings, crime reports etc. The Index entries take the form of brief precis of the original newspaper article, including the most important information, such as name and subject matter. In many cases, it has been possible to include the page number on which the article can be found in the original newspaper, useful when subsequently photocopying. --------------------- The entries include birth, marriage, and death announcements. Kind regards, John ---------------------------- John Ball, Ystalyfera, near Swansea, Wales, UK E-mail: [email protected] Homepage: http://www.wfha.clara.net/ Images of Wales: http://www.wfha.clara.net/walespic/ Welsh Family History Archive: http://www.wfha.clara.net/wales/ GENUKI Breconshire Maintainer: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/BRE/ Joint Administrator for BRE, MGY, POWYS, & RAD mailing lists -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.11.14/128 - Release Date: 10/10/2005

    10/12/2005 02:15:03
    1. Re: 'The Cambrian' index on-line (cross-posting)
    2. Julie Preston
    3. Dear Lists, Further to John Ball's cross-posting last week regarding the online index to "The Cambrian", I'd like to add that your interests need not extend to Swansea and S. Wales to benefit from the items in "The Cambrian". I've spent some hours using the index and found hundreds of entries pertaining to other counties, including Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire (which happen to be my own centers of interest) -- simply using those words for search criteria. One word of caution -- I generalized my search criteria to the county names because of the incredible array of erroneous spellings of specific place-names, parishes, etc. I did notice that *most* of the notices of births/marriages/deaths pertain to fairly prominent families or the clergy but occasionally dealt with simple people -- sometimes just because someone had reached an extremely advanced age (over 100) when they died. There are also many notices of sales at auction of various farms, cottages, etc., that could prove interesting if one followed up and obtained a copy of the entire notice as many named the current tenants of such properties and the annual rent. Anyway, well worth having a look! http://www.swansea.gov.uk/cambrian/ Regards, Julie Preston [email protected] ----- Original Message ----- From: John Ball To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:15 AM Subject: [WLS-BRE] 'The Cambrian' index on-line (cross-posting) Hello Listers, Any of you with interests that extend into the Swansea area of south Wales might like to know that a wonderful new resource came on-line a few days ago. A searchable index to 'The Cambrian' newspaper is available at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/cambrian/ I quote extracts from the relevant website, hosted by the City and County of Swansea: -------------------- The Cambrian was first English language newspaper to be published in Wales, running from 1804 - 1930. Swansea Library Service is proud to announce that a computerised index to the contents of the newspaper is now freely available... The Cambrian Index database can be searched for any word, most often a personal or place name. It can also be used to identify types of events or reports of occurrences e.g. mining accidents, bankruptcies, meetings of societies, opening of buildings, crime reports etc. The Index entries take the form of brief precis of the original newspaper article, including the most important information, such as name and subject matter. In many cases, it has been possible to include the page number on which the article can be found in the original newspaper, useful when subsequently photocopying. --------------------- The entries include birth, marriage, and death announcements. Kind regards, John ---------------------------- John Ball, Ystalyfera, near Swansea, Wales, UK E-mail: [email protected] Homepage: http://www.wfha.clara.net/ Images of Wales: http://www.wfha.clara.net/walespic/ Welsh Family History Archive: http://www.wfha.clara.net/wales/ GENUKI Breconshire Maintainer: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/BRE/ Joint Administrator for BRE, MGY, POWYS, & RAD mailing lists -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.11.14/128 - Release Date: 10/10/2005

    10/15/2005 11:19:00
    1. Gwent Family History Fair
    2. Carol O'Neill
    3. Is next Saturday at County Hall, Cwmbran, over 50 stalls. A must if you have Welsh in your tree. Full details here. http://www.rootsweb.com/~wlsgfhs/OpenDay.htm Best Wishes Carol O'Neill www.genealogyprinters.com

    06/05/2006 01:20:54