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Boutique Tours in North Wales

I will be spending two weeks in North Wales late in May. It is my second trip over and have relatives that I will stay with part time as well as B and Bs. I’m wondering if anyone has booked with Boutique Tours ( or another company) that offer an ancestral tour day. I do have knowledge of both my grandmother and grandfather’s sides if my family. On my grandfather’s side we could not find our great great grandparents graves in a Tremerchion church cemetery ( names eroded) . Also we ( my 2nd cousins) and I know the name of our ancestral farm, Hendra Isa at Llanelidan but can’t find it. Stating all this as wondering if the ancestral tours would br helpful I’ve read they can be. Any information will be most welcome.

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Try "Find a Grave" online. If you have Name and Birth and Death Date; they may have the GPS of the grave you are looking for. I use "Ancestry" for tree and you can link your people to Find a Grave. You have to have someone doing voluntary work in that Cemetery for this to work. Try the local genealogy society, city hall or church parish records for info. They may charge a fee or suggested donation. If there is a College nearby you may find a student guide. If you do find your can put them on Find a Grave yourself. Don't know about Boutique Tours...just interview them before you book them.

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Thanks so much Kathleen, I will follow up on the information you orivided.. Jennifer, I am so very pleased that you found this about Hendre Isaf!!!! Thank you so very much.

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Just for added info Hendre (pasture) and Isaf (lower) are commonly used words in Welsh place names. You might also come across Pont - bridge, uchaf - upper, coed - wood, maes - field, du - black, pen - head or hill, llan - valley, aber - mouth, gelli - copse, bach - small, mawr - large. Then just to complicate things you get the letters sometimes changing depending on what letter they are placed next to, so it can become fach and fawr instead of bach and mawr.