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=== Travel to Wales  ===
 
=== Travel to Wales  ===
  
1. It is possible to travel directly to Wales by air if you intend to visit the Cardiff area in the south?
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1. It is possible to travel directly to Wales by air if you intend to visit the Cardiff area in the south.
  
*[http://www.cwlfly.com/ Cardiff International Airport]
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*[http://www.cwlfly.com/ Cardiff International Airport]
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*[http://www.visitwales.com/ Official Wales Tourism site]
  
 
2. How do I get from London to Aberystwyth by train and bus?  
 
2. How do I get from London to Aberystwyth by train and bus?  
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=== Travel while in Wales  ===
 
=== Travel while in Wales  ===
  
Consider travel by car, bus and train. It is not always convenient to visit smaller towns, villages or farms by bus or train. Travel from east to west in both the north and south of the country is relatively simple, but if you plan to go to central Wales plan extra time for the beautiful winding roads and slow traffic and sheep!  
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Consider travel by car, bus and train. It is not always convenient to visit smaller towns, villages or farms by bus or train. Travel from east to west in both the north and south of the country is relatively simple, but if you plan to go to central Wales plan extra time for the beautiful winding roads and slow traffic and sheep! Helpful travel planning is available at [http://www.traveline-cymru.info/ TravelineCymru].
  
 
=== What to do while in Wales  ===
 
=== What to do while in Wales  ===
  
*[http://www.walesinfo.com/ Wales Tourist Information]  
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*[http://www.visitwales.com/ Official Wales Tourism site]  
*Visit the [http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/ Welsh National Folk Museum] in Cardiff or one of its many other sites.  
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*Visit the [http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/ National History Museum] in '''Cardiff''' or one of its many other sites.  
*Every year in July [http://www.llangollen.com/ The International Musical Eisteddfod] is held in Llangollen.  
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*Every year in July [http://www.llangollen.com/ The International Musical Eisteddfod] is held in '''Llangollen'''.  
*Every year in August [http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/english/ The National Eisteddfod] is held. In 2008 it takes place in Cardiff.  
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*Every year in August [http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/english/ The National Eisteddfod] is held.  
*Every year, in both July and December, [http://www.rwas.co.uk/society/ The Royal Welsh Show] is held at Llanelwedd.  
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*Every year, in both July and December, [http://www.rwas.co.uk/society/ The Royal Welsh Show] is held at '''Llanelwedd'''.  
*If possible, plan for at least two days at the National Library of Wales. [[Prepare for a trip to the National Library of Wales|Prepare for a trip to the National Library of Wales]] so that you spend your time there efficiently. The more time you spend in preparation, the better your visit will be.  
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*If possible, plan for at least two days at the National Library of Wales in '''Aberystwyth'''. [[Prepare for a trip to the National Library of Wales|Prepare for a trip to the National Library of Wales]] so that you spend your time there efficiently. The more time you spend in preparation, the better your visit will be.  
 
*Consider making electronic copies and saving the new information on a website or other alternate source.  
 
*Consider making electronic copies and saving the new information on a website or other alternate source.  
 
*Visit an Archive or Library
 
*Visit an Archive or Library
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=== National Offices  ===
 
=== National Offices  ===
  
*[http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=2 The National Library] in Aberystwyth.
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*[http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=2 The National Library] in '''Aberystwyth'''.
  
 
=== County Offices  ===
 
=== County Offices  ===
  
*[http://www.glamro.gov.uk/ The Glamorgan Record Office] in Cardiff (currently under reconstruction).  
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*[http://www.glamro.gov.uk/ The Glamorgan Record Office] in '''Cardiff''' (currently under reconstruction).  
*[http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/ The Ceredigion Archive] in Aberystwyth.  
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*[http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/ The Ceredigion Archive] in '''Aberystwyth'''.  
 
*[http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/archives/index.htm The Wrexham Archive]
 
*[http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/archives/index.htm The Wrexham Archive]
  
 
== LDS Family History Centres in Wales  ==
 
== LDS Family History Centres in Wales  ==
  
'''Cardiff'''<br> Heol y Deri<br> Rhiwibina<br> Cardiff<br> Phone: 029 - 2062 5342<br> Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-4pm; Tue, Thu 7pm-9pm.<br>  
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'''Cardiff'''<br>Heol y Deri<br>Rhiwibina<br>Cardiff<br>Phone (UK): 029 - 2062 5342; (International) 00 44 - 29 - 2062 5342 <br>Hours:&nbsp;Wed 10am-4pm; Wed &amp;&nbsp;Thu 7pm-9pm.<br>  
  
'''Cwmbrân'''<br> The Highway<br> Croesyceiliog<br> Cwmbrân<br> Phone: 01633 - 483856<br>  
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'''Cwmbrân'''<br>The Highway<br>Croesyceiliog<br>Cwmbrân<br>Phone: (UK) 01633 - 483856; (International) 00 44 - 1633 - 483856<br>  
  
'''Merthyr Tydfil'''<br> Nantygwenith Street<br> Merthyr Tydfil<br> Phone: 01685 - 722455<br> Hours: Tue 10am-1pm; Tue-Wed 2pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm-5pm; Tue, Thu, Fri 6.30pm-9pm; Wed 7pm-9pm<br>  
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'''Merthyr Tydfil'''<br>Nantygwenith Street<br>Merthyr Tydfil<br>Phone: (UK) 01685 - 722455; (International) 00 44 - 1685 722455<br>Hours: Tue 10am-1pm; Tue-Wed 2pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm-5pm; Tue, Thu, Fri 6.30pm-9pm; Wed 7pm-9pm<br>  
  
'''Newcastle Emlyn'''<br> Cardigan Road<br> Newcastle Emlyn<br> Carmarthenshire<br> Phone: 01239 - 711472<br> Hours: Wed 10am-1pm; Tue, Wed 6.30pm-9pm<br>  
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'''Newcastle Emlyn'''<br>Cardigan Road<br>Newcastle Emlyn<br>Carmarthenshire<br>Phone: (UK) 01239 - 711472; (International) 00 44 - 1239 - 711472<br>Hours: Wed 10am-1pm; Tue, Wed 6.30pm-9pm<br>  
  
'''Swansea'''<br> Cockett Road<br> Cockett<br> Swansea<br> Phone: 01792 - 585792<br> Hours: Tue 9.30am-3.30pm; Wed 6.30pm-9pm. <br>  
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'''Swansea'''<br>Cockett Road<br>Cockett<br>Swansea<br>Phone: (UK) 01792 - 585792; (International) 00 44 - 1792 - 585792<br>Hours: Tue 9.30am-3.30pm; Wed 6.30pm-9pm. <br>  
  
'''Wrexham'''<br> Herbert Jennings Avenue<br> Acton<br> Wrexham<br> Phone: 01978 - 358997<br>  
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'''Wrexham'''<br>Herbert Jennings Avenue<br>Acton<br>Wrexham<br>Phone: (UK) 01978 - 358997 (International) 00 44 - 1978 - 358997<br>  
  
 
Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centres are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
 
Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centres are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
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== Local History or Society Centres  ==
 
== Local History or Society Centres  ==
  
*The [[Aberkenfig Resource Centre|Aberkenfig Resource Centre]] of the Glamorgan Family History Society in Bridgend.  
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*The [[Aberkenfig Resource Centre|Aberkenfig Resource Centre]] of the Glamorgan Family History Society in '''Bridgend'''.  
 
*Merthyr Tydfil Town Library.  
 
*Merthyr Tydfil Town Library.  
*The Clwyd Family History Resource Centre in Cefn Mawr, Wrexham.
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*The [[Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre|Clwyd Family History Society Resource Centre]] in Cefn Mawr, '''Wrexham'''.
  
 
== After you return home  ==
 
== After you return home  ==
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*Review the information you obtained and record it in an appropriate place.
 
*Review the information you obtained and record it in an appropriate place.
  
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Travel to Wales

1. It is possible to travel directly to Wales by air if you intend to visit the Cardiff area in the south.

2. How do I get from London to Aberystwyth by train and bus?

3. Can I get a rental car on the weekend when I arrive in one of the train or bus stations in Wales?

Travel while in Wales

Consider travel by car, bus and train. It is not always convenient to visit smaller towns, villages or farms by bus or train. Travel from east to west in both the north and south of the country is relatively simple, but if you plan to go to central Wales plan extra time for the beautiful winding roads and slow traffic and sheep! Helpful travel planning is available at TravelineCymru.

What to do while in Wales

Archives

National Offices

County Offices

LDS Family History Centres in Wales

Cardiff
Heol y Deri
Rhiwibina
Cardiff
Phone (UK): 029 - 2062 5342; (International) 00 44 - 29 - 2062 5342
Hours: Wed 10am-4pm; Wed & Thu 7pm-9pm.

Cwmbrân
The Highway
Croesyceiliog
Cwmbrân
Phone: (UK) 01633 - 483856; (International) 00 44 - 1633 - 483856

Merthyr Tydfil
Nantygwenith Street
Merthyr Tydfil
Phone: (UK) 01685 - 722455; (International) 00 44 - 1685 722455
Hours: Tue 10am-1pm; Tue-Wed 2pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm-5pm; Tue, Thu, Fri 6.30pm-9pm; Wed 7pm-9pm

Newcastle Emlyn
Cardigan Road
Newcastle Emlyn
Carmarthenshire
Phone: (UK) 01239 - 711472; (International) 00 44 - 1239 - 711472
Hours: Wed 10am-1pm; Tue, Wed 6.30pm-9pm

Swansea
Cockett Road
Cockett
Swansea
Phone: (UK) 01792 - 585792; (International) 00 44 - 1792 - 585792
Hours: Tue 9.30am-3.30pm; Wed 6.30pm-9pm.

Wrexham
Herbert Jennings Avenue
Acton
Wrexham
Phone: (UK) 01978 - 358997 (International) 00 44 - 1978 - 358997

Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centres are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Local History or Society Centres

After you return home

  • Review the information you obtained and record it in an appropriate place.