To help you with your research the Clwyd FHS Bookstall sells a wide range of books of local interest.
The Bookstall is open at all Clwyd FHS meetings but the books can also be ordered by post or order on-line at the Genfair web site.
For full list of all publications available, and ordering details, download a Price List & Order Form.
Information on postage and packing charges is included in the Price List and Order Form and on the Genfair web site. E&OE.
If you require any further information please contact:
Karen Bali (32pp, paperback)
"This booklet is a guide to descendant searching - that is looking for living relatives who are also descendants of our ancestors. It can be fascinating, rewarding, and potentially life-changing. Research can lead you not to long-dead ancestors but living, breathing relatives who share your genetic heritage - members of your extended family. This book shows you how to get started, offers tips & guidance, includes instructions of how to conduct descendant searching, and uses real examples from the author's case histories. s".
Marriage Law for Genealogists
Rebecca Probert (162pp, paperback)
"The indispensable guide for all family historians tracing the marriages of their English and Welsh ancestors between 1600 and the twentieth century. Based upon years of painstaking primary research, including new studies of thousands of couples, this book explains clearly and concisely why, how, when and where people in past centuries married. Professor Rebecca Probert explains the mistakes and confusion found in most genealogical guides, and thoroughly rewrites how family historians should understand their ancestors’ lives in this most personal and universal of areas".
Stansty: A story of the land and its people
Quentin Dodd (136pp, paperback)
A story of Stansty Park, on the outskirts of Wrexham, which played a significant role in the history of the town.
Trams Beside the Seaside
The story of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway
Keith Turner (96pp, paperback)
"Once, few major towns and cities in Britain were without a tramway system, and the sight of a train in the street was something people took for granted. By 1955 only a handful of systems lingered on, and for a generation of children who had never seen – never mind ridden – a tramcar before, a holiday in Llandudno provided a magical experience, for here one of the last British tramways still operated, with open-top double-deckers trundling along the coast to Colwyn Bay and back. This is the story of that fondly-remembered tramway: how it came into being, how it lived – and how it died."
Trees of the Celtic Saints:
The Ancient Yews of Wales
Andrew Morton (136pp, paperback)
"Andrew Morton looks at the botanical characteristics of yew trees, and how to measure and age them; at yew trees in pre-Christian and Christian literature, myths and legends; and at the connections between yews and the sites of ancient Christian settlements. Includes detailed case studies of ancient yew trees at Defynnog, Gwytherin, Llangernyw, Llanerfyl and Pennant Melangell."
The Vales of Llangollen & Clwyd
A Historical Guide
Michael Senior (111pp, paperback)
At one end of this, the Horseshoe Pass sweeps dramatically over Llantysilio mountain to pitch down into the valley of the Dee, a world itself abundant in cultural
and industrial history, punctuated by the travellers’ towns of Corwen and Llangollen.
Since November 2011 the whole of this has been recognised as a unit by the extension of the ‘Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Is now includes an area covering much of the Dee valley and running as far as the Ceiriog valley, and so encompasses such magnificent features, natural and man-made, as the Eglwyseg escarpment, the Horseshoe Pass, Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Valle Crucis Abbey and Chirk Castle
An Epic Tudor Journey
Derek Williams (112pp, paperback)
"John Leland, King Henry VIII's Antiquary, made his journey across northern Wales - without maps - in one of the summers between 1536-39. His notebook gave details of towns, villages, churches, castles as well as rivers, lakes and coastal features. He was given hospitality at houses belonging to families who had supported Henry VII who became the first Tudor monarch. His route from the English Border to Llŷn followed the valleys and coastal lowlands. He avoided the mountains and the remote valleys where the King’s Writ did not run. Much of the detailed information he collected was used soon afterwards to produce the first maps of Wales by Christopher Saxton and Humphrey Llwyd".
Guide to Welsh Place Names
Anthony Lias (104pp, paperback)
"A guide to the meaning, origins and construction of 500 Welsh place-names, including notes on linguistic and historical background to the names and a useful index".