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Best way to see England and Wales, mother daughter bucket list trip

Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:51 PM
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The book has been a required read for my family passed on to all generations!
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Roots update. Nanny was born in Cardiff, Jan 5, 1894 to William Edward Williams and Mary Jane (Tarr) Williams. So now when we come to Cardiff we can do some digging!! Any suggestions on where to look for family information would be great!
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:06 AM
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you could start here:

http://www.glamarchives.gov.uk/

or here:

http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/content.as...%2C2903%2C5813

[all birth certificates issued in Cardiff from 1837]

or here:

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/li...ry/census.aspx

good luck!
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I can't find an Ethel williams's birth record. However I have found the 1901 Census for an Ethel Williams who was then 7 years of age. Her mother was called Mary but the head of the household was called Silas and was a brass founder. There were several children Ada aged 16, Agnes aged 12, Arthur 21 , Hiram 20, Jack 15 and Maud 9. They lived in Canton which is a suburb to the west of central Cardiff.
Is it possible that William Edward died and Mary Jane remarried? There were no children younger than Ethel.
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Old Feb 6th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Much of canton still lives on largely unchanged but with a large proportion of people from everywhere else in the world.

I am not sure how you are searching but in addition to the great sites listed by annhig, you might like to go to www.findmypast.co.uk. It has links to pretty much every record you could need.

More information please !!

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I travel on my own each year to Wales, fly in to London or Birmingham and take the train to Hereford or Cardiff. Local bus service is good and quite easy. Public travel by train can be booked ahead though unless you hit a football holiday you won't have much problem. One note is that in some stations there are steps to negotiate. You can research the individual stations online. The train passes are good, but not especially money savers I find.
Of course you will walk more this way so if that is a problem for your Mom then you might want to stick to larger cities where you could take the tour bus around town. I am not a fan of those tours you mention because you don't tend to meet the local folks, and the people of Wales are just so wonderful I would hate for you to miss them. Hope this helps!
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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 01:39 AM
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"and the people of Wales are just so wonderful "

indeed we are
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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hmmm, Frances, that may be a possibility. We did find her marriage certificate and also a census record in the US that said she immigrated in 1902, and was naturalized in 1916, her marriage year. But we can not find any immigration records.
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Oh my goodness...I was just searching the internet for the exact same scenario---trip to England, mother, daughter, bad knee, family history, next fall, NEED HELP! I hope you folks can help me as well. I am waiting for address locations to solidify destination. BUT, when I do, can I count on you folks for assistance? Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Shandeldra: welcome to fodors. You will get better ( and more specific to your requirements ) response if you start a new thread of your own instead of tacking on to a year old one about someone else's trip.

See the 'start a new topic' orange button at the top of the page ? Click that and it is self explanatory .
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