Welsh Family History Courses


YWA's expert researcher, Eilir, has a range of family history courses geared towards those who are just starting to investigate their family history as well as those who wish to learn more about specific aspects of Welsh research.

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Pharos online family history courses


Eilir is a Pharos Tutors instructor and teaches the Researching Your Welsh Ancestors course. This online course is currently held once a year and provides those who already have some knowledge of family history research with the social and historical background needed to get to grips with Welsh genealogy.


On this course you will learn about:

  • The key differences between Welsh & English research

  • The Welsh language, place names and surnames

  • Nonconformity in Wales

  • Occupations, migration and emigration

  • Sources and records specific to Wales


For more details on dates, cost and how to book your place on this particular course, follow the 'Book a Pharos Course' link below.

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.

Student testimonials for the Researching Your Welsh Ancestors course