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Angen cymorth gyda'ch ymchwil?
Do you need help with your research?

Ydych chi'n chwilio am anrheg unigryw ar gyfer achlysur arbennig?
Do you need a special gift for that very special occasion?

Beth am drefnu gwyliau gwahanol yn dilyn ôl traed eich cyndeidiau?
Would you like a vacation of a lifetime, following in your ancestors' footsteps?

Delving into your Welsh roots, trying to keep up with the Joneses, Evanses and Davieses, can be difficult. Wales' unique society, history and language will have shaped your family's story but can offer many challenges for the aspiring genealogist. With our specialist knowledge of Welsh sources and local history, we can rise to those challenges to help you uncover your family's past.

Although we can research your family history wherever they lived in Wales or other parts of the UK, we are ideally placed to offer more in-depth research if your ancestors lived in the counties of Gwynedd (including the old counties of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire), Conwy and Anglesey in north-west Wales.

We can tailor the research to suit your needs or you can choose one of our value-for-money packages. Our packages are ideal for special occasions such as weddings, christenings and birthdays — a unique gift that will delight a friend or a loved one.

Croeso 'adre!
And we can offer a warm Welsh welcome to those of you from beyond Wales who want to return to the land of your fathers...and mothers... and to follow in their footsteps. Visit the villages where your ancestors lived and the churches where they were baptised and married. Immerse yourself in Welsh heritage whilst discovering the delights of Wales today — the scenery, the food, the wildlife and the people. Visit our family history tours site for more information.

1911 census
In 1911, thousands of forms were completed in Welsh. This could make it difficult for a non-Welsh speaker to find his or her ancestor and then to correctly decipher the entry. We can help by providing a search and translation service, wherever your ancestor lived in Wales. Please contact us for more details.

Online course in Welsh ancestry
Eilir has been working with Pharos Tutors to develop an unique five week online course which looks at the key issues to consider when you are researching your Welsh family history. For details of the next scheduled courses and how to register go to the Pharos Tutors website.

Student comments:

"I want to compliment you highly on the amazing extent and depth of your knowledge in this field as well as your obvious care about it. I believe that I have acquired a sense of the context for the genealogical research that lies ahead and will be working from these lessons for a long time to come."

"May I say how fantastic this course has been. Thank you, thank you so much for all your hard work and encouragement."

"I had hoped for some time that Pharos would run a Welsh Ancestors course and I have not been disappointed. The course was absolutely magical in its content and far exceeded my expectations. I hadn't realised before how complicated the Welsh history and culture was. It has certainly opened my eyes, has made me want to know more and made me realise why I may be experiencing some difficulties with my own Welsh research. Thank you Pharos and Eilir."

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