By Howard Evans, 2010-02-09
Montana was reported to have the seventh largest number of Welsh immigrants during the early part of the 20th century and we don't have any sort of a group to celebrate our heritage. I don't know how many of you are still here, but the phone books are full of Jones', Hughs', Evans', Jenkins, etc. so I imagine that some of you who are still living in Montana have Welsh roots.
If you are interested in forming a Welsh Society for the purpose of learning more of Welsh culture, customs, language, etc. let's band together to celebrate our heritage. If you are an Americymru member you can send me an email internally, or my email address is: email@example.com.
Since the initial posting I found the 2000 US Census. Montana had 9,000 ( about 1%) people who indicated that they had Welsh roots. I am assuming that most left when the mines in Butte were closed.
By Howard Evans, 2009-02-08
For you world travelers, I would like to know what you consider to be the top ten (okay, twenty if you want to) places to visit in Wales are.We are elderly (not old) and are planning a visit this summer. We have booked a cottage at Bala so that I can attend the National Eisteddfod and we have booked a canal trip. We will be joined those two weeks by an exchange student from Luxembourg. I will also be doing a little geneology searching, but I have no known family left in Wales.There is so much to see and do, I'm overwhelmed! If the economic conditions were more favorable I would love to spend the whole summer wandering about the country. I have seen over 50% of my retirement nest egg disappear, and I'm determined to spend the rest of it on us.I enjoy Welsh Folk Music and almost all other music venues. We also enjoy soccer (football) and would like to see a Rugby match. Actually everything's on the table!We would appreciate all pointers and suggestions.Howard
By Howard Evans, 2009-01-29
I am a first generation American of Welsh background who wants to learn Welsh. I have heard it spoken, more often sung, and have (or had) an ear for languages. I am planning to visit Wales this summer and would like to learn some Welsh (hopefully they won't be like the French when I make errors.) There are several programs available for conversational Welsh, and I'm wondering if any of you have a recommendation. I live in Montana where population is sparse and spread, so there are no language groups available locally. Thanks for any help you can give.