Post by Kathy Russell
Being fairly new to genealogy, I have no clue how to begin to approach this list of links. I have several Welsh ancestors and would like to be able to check what I have and build on it. Any advice?
If you have someone in the appropriate date range, then the place to start is the indexes.
For the period 300-1400, start with the indexes labeled WG1Ind#. If you find your person there, the listing will include a family designation and a chart number. Then find the family charts in the files Cyff_* (if the family abbreviation begins with an A, it will be in Cyff_A, if the family abbreviation begins with Rh, it will be in Cyff_Rh) and go through the charts to get to the correct chart number within the family section. Similarly within the charts links to other charts have the same format - a family abbreviation and chart number, while at the top and/or bottom of the chart is a designation of the chart that the line is continued from or to.
For the period 1400-1500, the indexes are named WG2Ind#, and the corresponding charts are Tab#. (I have never had cause to use this second series, so I am not sure of the precise arrangement, but presumably similar to the first series).