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The Lighter Side / Re: What has Rootschat done for you?
« on: Monday 01 October 18 00:11 BST (UK)  »
A truly global community, RootsChat is probably unique for allowing Welsh-speakers like myself to post in our first language (thankyou Trystan!) and for providing us with our own Welsh-language board. ( I eventually left a family history board run by the BBC as my Welsh posts broke the English-only rule). It is a pleasure  to be able to help RChatters with research and translations of MIs and death notices; Rootschat has also provided me with invaluable research links, not to mention its being an ever-growing and treasured compendium of social and political history. Hir oes and a long life to RC!

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The Lighter Side / Re: Brecon town (Powys) - help with an old recitation please
« on: Saturday 15 September 18 22:46 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the links; I've posted a message to the first link you wrote.

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The Lighter Side / Brecon town (Powys) - help with an old recitation please
« on: Wednesday 12 September 18 23:31 BST (UK)  »
My aunt, Brecon born and bred, used to recite, years ago, some comic verses based on Brecon place-names which I have almost completely forgotten; the only words I remember are: " ... was so narrow it fell into Old Bill's barrow." I would dearly love to recover the verses.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Inscription from Welsh bible
« on: Wednesday 12 September 18 23:05 BST (UK)  »
Word for word translation:
                                             "Presented
                                                  by
                                  The Congregational Church of
                                        Sloane Street London
                                                  to
                                      Mr & Mrs D. Jeremy
                                     on their wedding day.
                                 This was the first wedding
                                        to take place at
                                       the above chapel.
                                                          July 2nd 1874"

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World War One / Re: Labour Corps in the First World War
« on: Tuesday 04 September 18 23:54 BST (UK)  »
Jim1's recommendation of "No Labour No Battle" is to be heartily endorsed; it is a hefty book and unbelievably well-researched, priced at 19.99 (I probably got mine a little cheaper). It gave me a wholly new perspective on the experience of men who served in the LC and i would urge anyone interested to get a second-hand copy or to find one in your public library.

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Cymraeg - Welsh Language / Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« on: Sunday 02 September 18 23:55 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks, CaroleW and rosinish for your replies; my enquiry was entirely whimsical, the result of realising that many Welsh placenames have 'the' before them, whereas in England the practice is very rare, with particular thanks to CaroleW for the link which confirmed my expectations. French names provide several examles - le Touquet, la Baule, le Mans, le Havre etc while Den Haag in the Netherlands is well-known. Italy and Spain don't seem to be too fond of 'the'.   
                     Totally inconsequential, but diolch for your interest.

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Cymraeg - Welsh Language / "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« on: Friday 31 August 18 00:12 BST (UK)  »
Mae llawer o enwau trefi/pentrefi Cymreig yn dangos bod "Y" wedi bod (neu'n dal i fod) ar ddechrau'r enwau - Y Borth, Y Bont Faen, Y Drenewydd, Y Felinheli, Y Waun ayyb, ond ni allaf feddwl am enwau ar drefi Seisnig sy'n dechrau efo "The" i gyfateb. Tybed fedr rhywun rhoi enghraifft neu ddwy imi?

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Caernarvonshire / Re: Burial Register llanfair is gaer
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 22:32 BST (UK)  »
Have followed the link given by WelshGen going to Baptisms for my chosen parish (Llanfair Isgaer) for Caernarfon archives but find myself going round in circles, not being able to do a name search nor continue by browsing. Would WelshGen be kind enough to post a path that actually lets one research? I am a total dullard, agreed, but would love to access the new information. If they are really accessible the Archives office have done a wonderful job.

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The Common Room / 'The Genealogist' 3-month Gold sub(24.95) nearly free.
« on: Tuesday 21 August 18 23:20 BST (UK)  »
My fortnightly 'Computeractive' magazine in its current issue (534, Aug 15 - 28, 2.10) features the above trial for the price of the magazine. Not tried it yet myself.

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