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Glamorganshire / Re: Trealaw research
« on: Friday 06 December 19 18:02 GMT (UK)  »
Google Trealaw cemetery, there was a phone number there. Give them a ring.  When I did that the lady I spoke to was very, very helpful.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: photographing gravestones
« on: Wednesday 20 March 19 19:50 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all for your tips and pointers.  Hopefully I will get some half decent photos but I will also take some photos of the church.  I now wish that I had thought to do that when there were no problems  in getting good photos of the gravestones and their inscriptions 
Diolch yn fawr

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: photographing gravestones
« on: Tuesday 19 March 19 08:50 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all very much, there is a lot to read and digest this evening.  I do like the idea of finding something similar near home to experiment and try out the techniques suggested.
Thank you.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: photographing gravestones
« on: Monday 18 March 19 22:25 GMT (UK)  »
I can only hope for good weather, our trip will be to lay flowers on my family graves by Palm Sunday.
I have a small digital camera which has given me satisfactory photos and a smart phone which I haven't tried out yet  It is the lichen that is making me think more than usual about the task.  I suppose that I have been lucky, up to now the gravestones that I have wished to photograph have been clean.
Thank you

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / photographing gravestones
« on: Monday 18 March 19 21:31 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure where to post so I am going to try here.  If it should be somewhere else please tell me.
EmyrBorth has just now , very kindly, given me instructions to find my ancestors grave stone
and a description " a slate gravestone with a lot of white lichen on - Ellen's grave".
I hope to be able to visit the cemetery before Easter.
Any hints about how to get reasonable photos of the gravestone would be very welcome.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Dolbenmaen Cemetery
« on: Monday 18 March 19 21:16 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much.  We will be coming North for Palm Sunday.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Dolbenmaen Cemetery
« on: Sunday 10 March 19 17:26 GMT (UK)  »
Phoned the archives in Caernarvon on Friday.  The report to Robert Robert's inquest has survived.  Waiting for them to send me some forms to request photocopies.  Maybe there might be a little bit of extra information there.  Not holding my breath but it will be good to see it

Caernarvonshire / Re: Dolbenmaen Cemetery
« on: Monday 04 March 19 11:12 GMT (UK)  »
There goes my theory that Robert was the father of Ellen's children even though he was married to another.  Thought that I might be unearthing a scandal!!  Up to now I have only found these three illegitimate children.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Dolbenmaen Cemetery
« on: Friday 01 March 19 21:38 GMT (UK)  »
Mabel Bagshawe thanks for taking an interest, I am finding the coincidence rather odd.
The inquest report that the archives staff in Caernarvon found for me, agreed in every particular with the story my grandmother had told me. Her maternal grandmother died after her clothes caught fire  January 1910.
If my theory is correct Robert Roberts would have been the husband of her paternal grandmother.
Emyr Borth
Thank you very much.  The fact that the stone had been put up by son  M Jones lends more support to my theory that Ellen Roberts  was the Ellen Jones, Ty Newydd, Penmorfa who was recorded as the mother on the birth certificates of Ann, William and Morris Jones.No mention of the father on any of them
 Morris was witness at William's marriage to Jane Lloyd in 1881 and  went to California to grow
oranges in 1893. 
On 1861 census Ann and William are at Ty Newydd but with the surname Morris!!!
On the marriage certificate William uses the surname Griffith and states that father was William Griffith (deceased).
I did not intend to write an essay, but I did want to ask you if you know anything of Ty Newydd, Penmorfa.  I had been told that it was a pub.
Diolch yn fawr i'r ddau ohonoch.

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