My name is Dawn Perry-Taft and I corral the information that is shared between myself and other family researchers. We are happy that you found us and hope we have information to share and exchange.
This whole darn project started about two years ago when my uncle asked me if I had any interest in researching our family tree. Fortunately two things happened:
1) My uncle and aunt had saved some very important family documents that gave me a great start, and;
2) My uncle suggested that I start out by visiting our local Latter Day Saints Family History Center.
The LDS Family History Center has been the only plausible way to begin searching our family roots overseas. Until I spent $5.00 and ordered a copy of the LDS Family History Library Catalog, I had no idea how much United Kingdom information was available to me here in the states, nor how to access it.
I highly recommended FamilySearch as your first stop if you haven't visited there already. They are in the links at the bottom of this page, or you can click here: (http://www.familysearch.org/).
This journey has been the ultimate labor of love. But when I revisit the past of my ancestors and learn more of their lives, hardships, joys and experiences - the more I understand how much their lives have been the labor of love to make it possible for me to be here and enjoy the life I have today.
I dedicate this work to my grandfather, Charles Absolem PERRY, b1907 - d1986, who taught me the real meaning of the word 'family'. I only wish he had been alive to teach the same to my son. He was one great, gentle giant of a man. He is remembered with much love.
Please feel free to wander around and bookmark this page to come back and see if we have added YOUR ANCESTOR!!!
Our research is currently ongoing in the following places:
In the United States:
Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH
Liberty Township, Trumbull Co., OH
Richfield, Cuyahga Co., OH
Beaufort, Breconshire (now Powys)
Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire (now Blainau-Gwent)
Machen, Glamorganshire (now Mid-Glamorgan)
Hafod and Aberdare, Glamorganshire (now Mid-Glamorgan)
St. Issell's and Amroth, Pembrokeshire (aka Dyfed)
In Great Britain:
Eardisley, Hereford (Welsh Borders area)
Prestigne, Radnor (Welsh Borders area)
Here are some of my favorite websites:
For UK Genealogy there is only one place to start and that would be GENUKI: (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/)
Research in WALES at its FINEST. This site has it all at your fingertips: (http://www.WalesGenealogy.co.uk/)
Want to see the your ancestors home the way it really looked? Try Old Maps.co.uk and then purchase something to help maintain their site: (http://www.old-maps.co.uk/oldSite/index.htm)