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Welsh Roots

Featured Participants

Beryl Evans, Aberystwyth
As a reading room manager and family history coordinator at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Evans works with individuals, communities and family history societies in Wales and England to promote resources, information, and knowledge relating to family and local history.

Cyril Evans, Aberystwyth
Evans serves as a communications officer at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has gained significant experience in Welsh genealogical research and has represented the Library at various professional events, both in Wales and beyond. In 2007, Evans served as centenary events coordinator for the National Library's one hundredth anniversary of receiving its Royal Charter.

Catherine Tudor Jones, Aberystwyth
A qualified archivist and interpretation officer at the National Library of Wales, Jones offers advice and assistance to Welsh descendants. She curated the Library's current exhibition Step by Step, which illustrates its genealogical resources. Having also worked at the Gwynedd Records Office, Jones has gained considerable expertise in the history of Welsh slate quarrying.

Menna Morgan, Aberystwyth
As project officer at the National Library, Morgan coordinates work on the Wales–Ohio Project. The project Web site (ohio.llgc.org.uk) chronicles the history and experiences of nineteenth-century Welsh settlers in Ohio and displays images of emigrant letters, journals, registers, photographs, and printed materials. In the summer of 2008, Morgan visited Ohio to digitize more materials for the site.