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Caernarvonshire / Re: Anyone recognise this house????
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Big G,

Just wondering whether you ever managed to identify the house after all these years?

I currently live in Carmel, I don't recognise the house but I haven't lived here long. I can ask around the village for you if you're still looking.

Woostie :)

Armed Forces Resources / Where do I start?
« on: Wednesday 04 November 20 23:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I live in a small village in north Wales and we are hoping to have a community day next year to celebrate the history of our village. I have been appointed as the researcher due to my interest in history/genealogy and whilst I am quite experienced in researching my own family, taking on the history of the village is quite daunting.

I'm planning to do a section on WWI and WWII and am really looking for advice as to the best websites and resources to use as I realise this could be very time consuming and don't want to waste valuable time on websites which have little information or are not user friendly.

So far I have a list of names of men who would be the right sort of age to have served in WWI from the census records. But obviously that only gives me names, addresses and approximate years of birth. A lot of the names are similar so trying to pick out which is the correct 'John Jones' out of a great long list when I don't have exact dates of birth etc could be frustrating to say the least. I'm guessing that the most likely service they would have served in would be the Royal Welsh Fusiliers but I doubt that would be exclusive.

So I look to you all for any advice you might have about how to approach this if you have done anything similar and also where should I concentrate my efforts?

Thank you  :D

Caernarvonshire / Re: Llandwrog, Bryntrallwyn, Jones
« on: Friday 02 October 20 14:59 BST (UK)  »
@Tall Al, thank you for checking. I've now ordered a couple of booklets myself, so thanks for the link, hopefully they will come in useful :)

@Wallbanger, thanks for that advice, it's very handy to know these things :)

Caernarvonshire / Re: Llandwrog, Bryntrallwyn, Jones
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 20:53 BST (UK)  »
@Tall Al, would you mind telling me where I could get the booklets from for graves in and around Carmel, Gwynedd please? I'm trying to locate the grave of a Richard Thomas born around 1840 at either Amlwch or Llanerchymedd on Anglesey but is living at Carmel for most of his life.

I'm struggling to pinpoint which Richard Thomas he may be from the several that show up so I'm hoping that a grave inscription might give his date of birth, or narrow it down a bit. I've physically looked at both non-conformist cemeteries in the village but had no luck so I'm now thinking obtaining documents might be easier as I'm also trying to clarify details of his 3 wives!!

Diolch yn fawr :)

Caernarvonshire / Re: Llandwrog, Bryntrallwyn, Jones
« on: Monday 28 September 20 22:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi Wallbanger,

I'd be happy to hunt around the graveyards with you. Let me know when you plan to come over and hopefully we can meet up and see if we can find anything.

Take care  ;D

Caernarvonshire / Re: Llandwrog, Bryntrallwyn, Jones
« on: Sunday 27 September 20 14:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Wallbanger,

Thanks for your reply. I (think) I've got my head round it now.

There are lots of graves at the churchyard of St. Thomas. The foundations of the church still exist and it's a lovely place to visit, if you get my drift, very peaceful. I've only been once and I didn't manage to see many of the graves as it was a hot summer's day (lol) and I was wearing shorts and it's a bit overgrown with brambles and nettles so I didn't venture too far. But it's definitely worth a proper look.

I'm puzzled as to why David Snr would change his surname, but this genealogy game does tend to throw up more questions than answers sometimes.

I've only lived in Carmel for just over a year so I'm still getting used to the layout of the old farms etc. I've seen it plenty of times when a farm has just a name, e.g. Bryntirion, then in the next census it's called Bryntirion Bach, then in the census after that it's called Bryntirion Something Else (just an example I mean). It's so difficult to establish the true facts sometimes but isn't that just the joy of it?

I'd be more than happy to meet up with you both if you're ever in the area. I don't know the area too well, as I've mentioned, but I'm working on it.

In the meantime I will check my own records. I'm concentrating on Carmel itself, or what I deem to be Carmel today. I do have some notes for Cilgwyn but I put them aside when I realised that I had plenty enough to work on just in one village.

Happy Hunting :)

Caernarvonshire / Re: Llandwrog, Bryntrallwyn, Jones
« on: Friday 25 September 20 23:19 BST (UK)  »

I live in Carmel and am willing to help, if I can.

I'm currently researching the history of the village and am slowly working my way through the Census records.

What I have noticed is that when Llandwrog is given as a place of birth, it refers to the district/area rather than just the village of Llandwrog. So anyone born in Carmel, Cilgwyn or nearby would more than likely be just listed as Llandwrog. On top of that, there is a smaller community called Upper Llandwrog, but that is part of Llandwrog district/area.

As far as I'm aware, the Church of St Thomas mentioned by another poster was Church in Wales. The church has been demolished and the graveyard is pretty overgrown.

There are 2 cemeteries in Carmel, both non-conformist. One is Capel Pisgah and the other is Capel Carmel. There is also an older cemetery but I'm not sure which church/chapel that belonged to. Do you know which religion your relatives belonged to?

I'm happy to have a look at the cemeteries in Carmel for you if that would help but it would be good to know what religion they were as both cemeteries are quite big.

If so, would you mind listing the names and years of birth/death that you are looking for as I've got a bit confused reading through all the posts.

As far as I know Bryntrallwyn and Bryntirion are both in Cilgwyn which is very close by but I have seen them both referred to as being part of Carmel in some records. There are many graves for residents from Cilgwyn, Y Fron and Upper Llandwrog at the cemeteries in Carmel so it looks as though they covered the whole area.


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