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I also have concerns that any proof which looks at only parish registers and census records meets the standard for a reasonably exhaustive search. To Harry's excellent answer I would add the following caution -- in a recent class on Non-Conformist church records that I took from the Family History Library, the instructor warned that there was a high ...


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The proof has now been substantially improved from its original form, however I will leave the critique below as a (hopefully) useful list of things to think about when trying to locate the correct baptism record for an ancestor. We all have brickwalls in our family tree where there are several individuals in a parish with exactly the same name, and it can ...


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The tight hair and tight button-down clothing make me think pre-1890. There was a rage of puffy shoulders and sleeves that began around 1895 and became outlandish by 1905. Subject appears to be between 65 and 80. Her crooked smile may indicate some worn or missing teeth. :) Probably a widow, since she is aged and posing alone. She may be holding the ...


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I think it's Cwmneath. Aberdare is in the Neath valley and if you look at a map of South Wales, you'll see a road, the A465, called the Heads of the Valleys Road which runs from Merthyr down to Neath through an area called the Vale of Neath. Between Merthyr and Neath you'll see Aberdare, so I think this was an old area of Aberdare


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From the five census records my hypothesis is that Thomas was born at Pencoed, in the parish of Coychurch, in 1808-1809. Baptisms I found that between 1805 and 1812 there were at least 4 Thomas Morgan baptisms at/near Coychurch: 1805 at Coychurch with parents Morgan and Catharine - this seems to be the same baptism as that below. "Wales, Glamorgan ...


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To try and date the photograph I used information in Identifying photograph which may be Margaret Morgan (1808-1902) taken at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales? that I copied at the time from http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/VicPhoto1.html. Unfortunately, the GENUKI website is in the process of being upgraded to a content management system (11 Oct 2015) but I ...


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I don't know if you ever solved this problem, but I may have found a solution. Given the way the same person has written the "w" in Trefaldwyn a few lines above, I wasn't convinced of the "Cwm" theory, so I looked further. Working on the theory that she might not be local (having not fond a suitable place in wales starting with a C, ending with "th"), I ...


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