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Re: Need help with old Welsh family album - identification and handwriting?
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 03 March 19 11:05 GMT (UK) »
It is a shame to see family treasures such as these which are thrown away, however in this case the OP thinks it might have come from a house clearance so a slightly different set of circumstances -  possibly the end of the family line, no known relatives and the entire contents of the home were disposed of. Luckily this has now gone to a good home.

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Re: Need help with old Welsh family album - identification and handwriting?
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 03 March 19 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone... I'm still here! ;D And thrilled that this old thread is still of interest. Thanks elacass, for your suggestions, and I'll be in touch via private mail. It's a while since I thought about this album (which I still have) so will have to refresh my memory. I don't remember coming across Tanygrisiau before so look forward to finding out more.

I have a habit (compulsion) of collecting old photographs. I don't understand how people can get rid of them either. I buy them to research the family and often share them on a blog I keep. I've found that the photos usually come from the end of a family line, as Ruskie says. I did have one success last year though, where the owner had lost some photos during a house move. I picked them up online from someone who had bought them at auction, and they were reunited with their original owner/family!

So it would be wonderful to find out more about this Welsh album. I'll keep you all posted  :)

I've just been re-reading the thread and realised mandywills mentioned Tanygrisiau too. Sorry, I missed that post at the time...  :(
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Re: Need help with old Welsh family album - identification and handwriting?
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 03 March 19 20:36 GMT (UK) »
Ewythr is welsh for uncle - Dad's brother.