|Wouldn't you love to visit the places where
your ancestors lived? Perhaps take photos of the church where they were baptised or married? Or even
the house they lived in? Not everyone gets that opportunity, but maybe someone else has visited your
ancestral home, has taken photos, and has them posted on the web!|
These pages comprise an illustrated list of such sites with a thumbnail sample picture and a brief description of what you will find there. Please let me know if you have such a site or if you know of one. And check back often to see what's NEW! Oh, yes! They are listed alphabetically.
Due to requests from some excellent photographers, I have included some sites which offer artistic photo prints for sale. This symbol $ indicates those sites.
Latest update: 13 Feb 2013
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Alan and Geoff's Old Merthyr Tydfil:
Begin with a map of the area then click on the village or town you are interested in for photos of
that place. You'll find old photos in black and white and newer ones in color.|
Note: These pages are updated almost daily! Be sure to visit often.
|Axis Historical society: The Axis Historical Society was formed in Barry South Wales, UK, in 1993 with the aim of preserving the history of Barry by way of photographs, documents and artefacts. Also visit the sister-site, Barry Archive.|
|Bangor Civic Society "The Society campaigns for, and promotes, the built and natural environment of Bangor (North Wales). The Society is recognised by the Civic Trust for Wales, and by Gwynedd County Council for the purpose of development consultation. This website seeks to showcase Bangor by providing useful and entertaining information..." To find the photos, click on "Tools and Features" then find "Historical Picture Archive" in the right-hand column.|
|Bangor - old pictures and photographs: This site contains Andrew Woodvine's collection of old pictures and photographs of Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales. This is very much a growing collection. If you have an old photograph or picture of Bangor that you would like to share, feel free to email him.|
|Caerleon Net Archive A collection of postcards, photos, prints, etc., featuring this ancient Roman town said by some to be the location of Arthur's Camelot. Permission must be sought before any photos, images and texts on this website are reproduced in any form, and full acknowledgement will be required. This is part of the Caerleon website. See the homepage for further information.|
|Cardiffians: "A photographic and historical archive of Cardiff, capital city of Wales." This is a site in progress. Already having several photos posted, it promises to continually add more about every ward of the city.|
The Castles of Wales: |
Jeff Thomas' excellent site about the castles of Wales features wonderful photography, in depth information, and an index to well over 100 Welsh castles.
|The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: This is one of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic landscape. You will find photos and information about archaeology in central and northeastern Wales.|
|The Collieries of Wales: This page is an index to photos and information regarding over 25 coal mines in Wales. It is part of the Miner's Advice website.|
|Crosskeys, Gwent (Old Monmouthshire): A collection of old and new photos of Crosskeys and the adjacent Ebbw and Sirhowy Valleys. There are also links to panoramic views of the area and helpful information.|
|Dyfed Archaeological Trust This site features one of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic landscape. Clicking on the "Projects" link will take you directly to the photos, but you will want to explore all the links to learn about this group.|
|Dyffryn Clydach: "For its size - only some 2.7 square miles - this former parish of Dyffryn Clydach is packed with history, both social and industrial. So, coming from Neath town, let us go on a circular tour of the Community.." So begins this tour which is part of Dai Bevan's family history website. It is filled with excellent photos and helpful information.|
|Frantisek Staud's Photo Gallery of Wales: The photographer says: "This Welsh photo-gallery features images taken during my 5 or so trips to this picturesque part of Great Britain."|
|The Garw Valley: This site is very useful, not only for those interested in this particular valley, but also for anyone interested in ex-coalmining valleys in Wales. Be sure to check out the "Then and Now" section. It's a comparison of photos taken about 25 years ago with photos taken now of the same areas.|
|Gerwyn's Own Web Page : Gerwyn Williams, a Welshman born in the Swansea area, has posted several pages of his own photos of places he is familiar with. To these he has added his own comments flavored with the lilt of his native Welsh tongue.|
|The Glamorganshire Canal: There are two sets of photos here: One is a collection of photographs of the Glamorganshire Canal between Pontypridd and Cardiff, which were taken at the beginning of the 20th. century and were published as postcards. The other is pictures of the Glamorganshire Canal were taken about 1988. They follow the course of the canal from Merthyr Tydfil southwards to Abercynon, and were taken when Josephine was co-writing the book, Merthyr Boat Boy.|
|The Great Castles of Wales: This page is a tribute to the country that has the finest and purest examples of fortified medieval architecture. Here you will find the pictures, plans and history of more than fifteen of the largest and most important of them.|
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You may send any comments and suggestions of other sites to Venita. Many thanks!
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