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From the Transactions

Friday 5 May, 2023

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the refounding of the Society and the re-establishment of a regular journal we are reproducing some of the most interesting articles that have appeared over the past century and a half. We start this series with an article addressing a problem that was even more acute 100 years ago but which can still be recognised in Wales today – too many Welsh men and women have the same surname. The author of The Re-naming of Welsh Men in the 1901-02 issue of the Transactions  had some interesting ideas for dealing with the problem but will today’s readers – including the many Joneses, Williamses, Davieses, and Evanses among us  -agree? To read the the original article click here. More from this series will appear under the transactions tab on the website in due course.