Tracing ancestors - loose ends!!
Posted by Missgemini from Aberdare on the 22nd March 2010
I have been researching my ancestors for the past few months, and quite enjoying it. I have been using 'Search Ancestry' for my main research, and using the historical records that are given for different people. I also use different web-sites to look for more details. However, I am at a loose-end, and really don't know who or where to turn to. I found details of my grandfather W H Davies, who died in 1924 aged 27/28 years old, and is buried in Trealaw cemetery.
It was through my grand-father that I traced my great grandmother, Catherine Davies. Historical records give her birth as 1863, but it also gives details of her giving birth to a son John in 1873. This would make Catherine only 10 years old? Historical records also mention that she died in Llangollen, but it gives no date at all?
Is there anyone or anything, that I can ask or look into, to tie up these details. I don't feel convinced that Catherine was only 10 when she had her first son? I would also like confirmation of the year she died?
My grandmother died in 1956 and my step-grandfather died in 1944. Both are buried in Aberdare cemetery, and I would dearly like to find their graves. Is there anyone I can contact to help me in this matter?