the issues we have recently researched are:
* Do the legends and old
pedigrees of Maxen Wledig all refer to a single man?
* Which families were derived
from Anwn Dynod ap Maxen, and do they include the Hael cousins?
* Was Vortigern the founder
of the Royal Family of Powys which reigned over 600 years?
* Did Cyngen ap Cadell, King of Powys in the first quarter of the ninth century, have any sons
to succeed him?
* Are the stories which claim
Rhodri Mawr inherited Powys from his mother Nest, a sister of Cyngen ap Cadell, actually true?
* Who ruled Powys during the
years 823-1000 when it is mostly absent from the accounts of historians?
* What was the ancestry of
King Gruffudd ap Llewelyn, and which kingdom did he first rule over?
* Was the Gwynedd dynasty from the
sixth to the ninth centuries actually descended from Maelgwn Gwynedd?
Other projects underway include
a fresh look at all the old sources to create major family pedigrees which are chronologically stable both standing alone
and when correlated with those families connected by marriage.
Particular emphasis is
given to pedigrees which are cited extensively on modern family websites which contain palpably false information about the
ancestry of various well-known men of ancient Wales. Other cases selected for study are family patriarchs whose ancestry
is unrecorded but whose known land-holdings may provide clues to their identity.