YWA's expert researcher, Eilir, has tailor-made courses for those who are just starting to investigate their family history as well as courses specifically aimed at guiding family historians through the unique 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 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


Cyrsiau yn y gymuned
Courses in the community


Mae Eilir wedi datblygu cyrsiau hel achau ar y cyd gyda sefydliadau lleol, fel Coleg Harlech. Am wybodaeth am y cyrsiau diweddara, ewch i dudalen Facebook YWA

Mae YWA hefyd yn gallu cynnig anerchiadau a chyrsiau ar hel achau i ysgolion a grwpiau cymunedol. Cysylltwch â ni am fwy o wybodaeth.


Eilir has been developing family history courses with local groups and institutions, such as Coleg Harlech. To find out more about the latest courses, follow Your Welsh Ancestors' Facebook page. Contact YWA if you would like us to arrange a course or to give a talk to your community group.

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