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Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com , now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – December 9, 2012

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NARA to Digitize War of 1812 Military Pension Files

Ever since I discovered my passion for genealogy research, I’ve been conducting the vast majority of my research online. This has been great for the more general information and connections, but there has been a huge gap, that of the more specific information that makes someone’s life story so much more interesting. For the most