Croeso. Not sure I shared this before but my mother and her family (surname James) lived in a small town in northern Iowa called 'Cresco'. Nobody seems to know where that name came from so I looked up the origins of the first settlers there (and to Lime Springs which is just a couple miles away). They were Welsh. I have a hunch 'Cresco' was a corruption of the Welsh greeting.
I agree....please keep us posted....thinking of ways to advance your research
Croeso Janice a blwyddyn newdd dda....croeso i AmeriCymru. Ceri from Portland Oregon here, formerly from Cardiff south Wales. My partner Gaabriel and I set up this site six years ago as a social site for the Welsh, ex-pats and persons of Welsh descent from around the world. Since then it has grown enormously and we have many plans for future development. Feel free to invite your Twitter and FB friends to join us and please don't hesitate to use the many features on the site ...blogs, photos, forums etc to socialise and communicate with other members of the Welsh 'daiaspora'. Once again....Croeso!