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Welsh Emigration

  1. 2. Welsh Emigration By Darris G. Williams, AG
  2. 3. Agenda 1. Outline of Welsh emigration 2. What you should know before you start 3. Locating Welsh Emigrants 4. Miscellaneous sources
  3. 4. Outline of Welsh Emigration <ul><li>Pre 1600 Myth or Fact </li></ul><ul><li>1600-1790 Freedom of Religion </li></ul><ul><li>1790-1890 Economic Opportunity </li></ul>
  4. 5. Welsh Emigration Pre 1600 <ul><li>Prince Madog ab Owain </li></ul><ul><li>Gwynedd is reported to have </li></ul><ul><li>sailed west in two ships in 1170. </li></ul><ul><li>They supposedly arrived in </li></ul><ul><li>present day Alabama. </li></ul><ul><li>Madog returned to Wales & </li></ul><ul><li>recruited more emigrants. They </li></ul><ul><li>sailed from Lundy Island in 1171. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Outline of Welsh Emigration <ul><li>The Mandan Indian tribe has been described as descendants of Madog prince of Wales </li></ul>
  6. 7. Welsh Emigration 1600-1790 <ul><li>Main attraction: freedom of religion </li></ul><ul><li>About 1663 John Miles left the Swansea area for New England </li></ul><ul><li>1683 Quakers from Glamorganshire went to Pennsylvania </li></ul>
  7. 8. Welsh Emigration 1790-1890 <ul><li>Main attraction: economic opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>1850-1870 about 60,000 Welsh emigrated </li></ul>
  8. 9. Welsh-Americans in America in 1990 Percentage Welsh Population Utah 2.8 48,070 Idaho 2.1 20,746 Pennsylvania 1.9 221,964 Ohio 1.5 165,494 Delaware 1.5 9,759 Wyoming 1.5 6,674
  9. 10. Welsh-Americans in America in 1990 Welsh Population Percentage California 238,134 0.8 Pennsylvania 221,964 1.9 Ohio 165,494 1.5 New York 103,679 0.6 Florida 103,115 0.8 Texas 95,447 0.6
  10. 11. Emigration records for Wales
  11. 12. Emigration records for Wales
  12. 13. What you should know before you start <ul><li>What do you really want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the emigrant </li></ul><ul><li>Places of residence outside Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Date of emigration (at least a range of years) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Names of other family members </li></ul>
  13. 14. Locating Welsh Emigrants <ul><li>Start with immigration records for the country where your ancestor settled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mormon Immigration Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welsh Mormon History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1900 US census for year of immigration </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Mormon Immigration Index </li></ul><ul><li>94,000 immigrants to USA 1840-1890 </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the immigrant’s name, age, country of origin </li></ul><ul><li>Available on CD Rom for six dollars at www.FamilySearch.org </li></ul>
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  22. 23. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Immigrant Ancestors Project </li></ul>
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  28. 29. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Welsh Mormon History </li></ul>
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  33. 34. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Gareth’s Help Page </li></ul>
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  37. 38. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>All Wales Look Up Exchange </li></ul>
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  43. 44. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Indexed Welsh records showing place of origin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William A. Jones & Mary Griffith of Scranton Pennsylvania (civil registration) </li></ul></ul>
  44. 45. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Indexed Welsh records showing place of origin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probate records </li></ul></ul>
  45. 46. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Indexed Welsh records showing place of origin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre 1837 marriage indexes </li></ul></ul>
  46. 47. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Death Certificates in the new country </li></ul>
  47. 48. National Library of Wales <ul><li>ISYS:Web </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Printed Books </li></ul>
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  56. 57. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Strays Indexes </li></ul>
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  65. 67. Emigration records for Wales <ul><li>Indexed Welsh records showing place of origin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William A. Jones & Mary Griffith of Scranton Pennsylvania (civil registration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probate records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre 1837 marriage indexes </li></ul></ul>
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