Pictured above: Swansea University is just south of the city centre and has sweeping panoramic views of Swansea Bay.
Swansea is a fabulous oceanside city, best known for the poetry of its favorite son, Dylan Thomas. But a lot of Australians and North Americans begin their visit to Wales in Swansea, when they are planning to research their Welsh family trees.
Swansea is ideally located close to the Cardiff International Airport, with easy access to trains and coaches and a modern motorway.
Hotels, hostels and guest houses provide something for everyone, and of course, golfers will be happy, too. The nearby Gower Peninsula is extremely beautiful and accessible by hired car or by bus and coaches.
Several links and websites have sprung up to help folks plan their travel and from time to time we'll mention them, as our readers point them out to us:
One of my favorite books is 'Dylan Thomas's Wales', which I received for Christmas a few years ago. The writing is great, engaging and informative, and the photography is breath-taking!
At Welsh American Family Genealogy, we believe there’s no better ‘Empty Nest’ activity than researching your Welsh family history and creating a legacy for future generations. You don’t have to be rich to leave behind an enduring heritage for your children and heirs.
What’s important is that you use the time wisely. If you would like to simulate your mind each day and stay young through constructive activities, than genealogy might be right for you!
Write to us and tell us your questions. We might not know the exact answer, but think of this as a daily adventure – thousands of other online readers will ‘pick their brains’ to help you!
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