England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

in 8,000 names

Copthorne Hotel, Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff CF5 6DH

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2013

The 34th Guild Conference will provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet with over a hundred other Guild members from around the world, as well as learning from the fascinating lectures given by various speakers during the course of the weekend.

The Conference programme for Saturday includes the English and Irish topics, with the Scottish and Welsh lectures on Sunday. Many of the speakers will be staying with us during the weekend and joining us at the banquet meal on Saturday evening.

Main Programme

Saturday 6th April 2013

London: Where men can most effectively disappear - Andrew Millard
Companies House: Products and services and access to company and directors information - Gareth Davies

Medieval Sources for Irish Genealogical Research - Nollaig O Muraile
Origins and Meanings of Irish Surnames - John Hamrock
Sunday 7th April 2013

Retours: the Unknown Scottish Source for One-Namers - Lorna Kinnaird
Scotland - Searching for historic Scots: some free and chargeable resources - Dee Williams

The Welsh Context - A One-Name Perspective - Peter Badham
Digitised Welsh Newspapers Online - Beryl Evans

(Members only) List of attendees

Booking details:

Booking for this event has now closed. If you have not booked and still wish to attend the conference please contact or, and they will see what they can do!

For further details about the conference, contact the conference organiser at , or telephone the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182.

Venue Details:

Copthorne Hotel, Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff CF5 6DH
For more information about the venue, visit the hotel website

Click here for map and directions to the hotel

Optional Museum Visit:

For those of you who are able to arrive early on Friday 5th April, Guild member Margaret Southgate is arranging a visit to the National History Museum at St.Fagans, which is open from 10 am to 5 pm and is situated just two miles away from the Copthorne Hotel. Over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the grounds of St.Fagans Castle - a 16th-century manor house. There are also special exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional crafts. For further details see

There is a charge of £3.50 per car for the car park, but admission to the museum is free. There are several catering establishments on the site serving snacks and light lunches.

If you would like to visit St.Fagans on Friday 5th April, please complete this form, and Margaret will be in touch with you in due course with further details of where and when to meet. Any questions - email Margaret at .

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