Gareth, Family Tree Magazine (UK) should be hit with a wet noodle for their
I can just imagine if LDS only gives a name index into these records, how in
the world are you going to find your ancestor when his name is John Jones or
David Davies or Rees Rees when you don't have the farm name???? You can't
do research in Wales without the farm or house name. Forget it, otherwise.
Gareth" _gareth(a)tytwp.plus.com_ (mailto:email@example.com)
The November issue of Family Tree Magazine (UK) contains a correction to the
piece in its Oct issue - which I passed on to these lists a month or so ago.
"Ancestry and Welsh Parish Registers
We apologise to readers, Ancestry co uk and the Church in Wales for our
piece last month in which we said that Ancestry had reached an agreement to
digitise Welsh parish records. This is not the case. It is the Genealogical
Society of Utah that has reached an agreement with the Church in Wales and
the record keepers to film and digitise historic Welsh parish records,
starting with the Monmouth diocese in September. Name indexes to the records
filmed will appear on www.familysearch.org."
I am amazed that FTM should have made such a mistake, I regret that my
passing it on to the lists, however innocently, has mislead people and
indeed caused some excitement on the Dyfed list.
I now better understand the sentiment behind the phrase "Don't shoot the
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