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Peta Roberts and Michele Langfield

Michele Langfield (left) and Peta Roberts (right) 2005

Peta Roberts visited Argentina in 1992 to discover the birthplace of her Welsh grandfather. She discovered both her great-grandfather and grandmother migrated to Chubut in the 1880’s. Whilst there she compiled the most complete genealogical index of the Welsh in Patagonia.

As well, she found and interviewed all of the Welsh Patagonians who came to Australia. Together with Michele Langfield PhD, she co-authored a book on the history of these Welsh Patagonian Australians. based on the oral histories and research.

Both the Genealogical Index and book are for sale. Contact me for sales inquiries. peta@vidavoce.com



The National Library in Wales has most copies of “Y Draford” the newspaper of the colony. www.llgc.org.uk/

The civil registry in Rawson has the original birth, death and marriage certificates.

Direccion General Registro Civil Moreno 454 Rawson Chubut Province, Republica Argentina

The original ship registers from 1882-1925 are held in Buenos Aires by the Centre de Estudios Migratores Latinoamericano which is located at: CEMLA, Calle Independencia 20, 1099 Capital Federal Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina