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About us

Eilir Ann Daniels

Researcher

B.A. (Hons)

Full Member of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) 

Eilir is Your Welsh Ancestors' founder and chief researcher. Her degree from the University of Wales involved studying how industrialisation affected different aspects of UK and Welsh society from the eighteenth century onwards, and this academic background now serves as a firm basis to her research work.​

 

She has been an avid student of various aspects of family and social history since her early teens and, as a result, has around thirty years experience of researching in various archives around Wales, including the National Library in Aberystwyth. She is an expert in all aspects of Welsh family history research and has also studied the histories of families that have their roots in various areas of the UK and beyond.

Eilir is the Wales columnist for British Connections, the journal of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History (ISBGFH), and has presented talks on Welsh family history topics for the ISBGFH's Winter Webinar seriesas well as for numerous other international and national genealogical organisations.

She is a Pharos Tutors instructor and teaches its online Researching Welsh Ancestors and Tracing Living Relatives courses.

 

She has carried out wide-ranging research for several radio and TV programmes in Wales and elsewhere in the UK, including for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, S4C, and BBC Radio Cymru and Radio Wales, discussing family history, answering listeners' questions, as well as tracing the ancestors of some well-known Welsh celebrities.

 

Welsh expertise

As a Welsh native and fluent Welsh speaker, Eilir has the added advantage of not only having first hand knowledge of Welsh culture and society but can also research historical documents written in Welsh and can offer clients the option of receiving their reports in Welsh or English.

 

 

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Quality assurance

Our experience means you can rest assured that your projects will be handled professionally and final packages will be researched, written and designed to a high standard. Eilir has been been a Full Member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) since 2014, as recognition of her high standards of expertise and abides by its Code of Practice.

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