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From: "J. Lewis" <>
Subject: [WALES-LOCAL-HISTORY] Specific Welsh History
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 18:49:38 +0000
In message <>, Hartmut Rentsch <>
>today I received your e-mail which I read with great interest.
I,m not too sure what email your referring to, but I'll try to help
where I can. I've posted this email both directly to you and to the
list, but as I've been unsubscribed I doubt you'll read it there. So if
you want any further help/info email me directly until I build a new
list on my own server, as I won't be posting to the w-l-h list again.
>There are not many opportunities of getting hold of such specific
>information on Wales especially if you live abroad in far-away Germany.
For basic Welsh history, as well as thousands of specific events in
Wales you could have tried my Welsh history database which was hosted on
the Rootsweb private server up to yesterday. I've now removed all the
data files, as well as most of my book lookup service entries from
Rootsweb. They will probably be rebuilt and hosted on my own server
later this year, or possibly the University of Wales server.
However, the basic "Welsh History" database can still be accessed from
one of my other sites http://www.maerdy.net There is also a link to the
Barry Historical Society, another webbie I created for them a few years
ago, which has a database of historical societies from around Wales who
hold local information on their respective areas. (if it still works :-)
>Maybe, you could help me to find some information on an incident which
>took place about 140 years ago.
I'll try to scan through my computer records, but as it's only partly
indexed I don't hold out much luck at the moment. (Welsh/English
indexing is a pain)
>In 1845, there was born a girl in the small place of Cynwyd, near
>Corwen, who was to become the tragic heroine of one of the most
>well-known ballads in Wales.
>The girl's name was Jane Williams, and the song is Yr Eneth Ga'dd Ei Gwrthod.
That info could help, as I also have some data on Welsh music between
1830 - 1930 . I've sequenced a few playable music files on my history
site if you really want to get in the Welsh mood. :-)
"Ymswynwch rhag Gwyr y Gloran".
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