Welsh genealogy is usually included with its English cousin, but there are significant differences between the two. Anyone wishing to trace their Welsh ancestry will encounter peculiarities that are not covered in books on English family history. With separate systems of archive, differences in civil registrations, Nonconformist registers, surnames and place names; there are a variety of factors that make Welsh genealogy a unique subject. This new title from renowned family historian and genealogist Bruce Durie delves into all these subjects, as well as the basics, to provide the ideal book for local and family historians setting out on a journey in Welsh ancestry for the first time. The most comprehensive and reader friendly guide to Welsh genealogy to date. Written by one of the most respected authorities on family history and genealogy in the UK. Showing the distinctive differences between Welsh and English genealogy. Author Biography Bruce Durie, a former neuroscientist, is Course Director for Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Archivist and Historian to the Chief of the Durie Family and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
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