Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Great Gale of 1859 and other Welsh stories

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has just posted a story about the winners of a Tell Us Your Story competition, who were announced at a bash in Flintshire Record Office. Six films based on some of the entries have been made, with amongst them a tale of shipping losses caused by the Great Gale of 1859, which battered the Welsh coast.

It's a great post, with links to other resources on the Great Gale, and can be read at


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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