Wales Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1541-1907
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1541 to 1907. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

  • The name of the child
  • Date and place of christening

While not as often, the records may also include:

  • Date of birth
  • Date of death

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1586-1907, Marriages, 1541-1900 Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885
Anglesey 40,287 4,843 0
Brecon 27,624 4,271 0
Caernarvon 85,442 8,758 0
Cardigan 69,100 1,588 0
Carmarthen 83,862 3,402 0
Denbigh 45,479 4,464 3,905
Flint 71,155 1,513 9,908
Glamorgan 121,158 3,797 995
Merioneth 14,798 0 0
Monmouth 706 0 0
Montgomery 95,133 1,516 0
Pembroke 75,427 953 0
Radnor 12,204 295 0
Wales 31,017 4,230 301
Totals 773,392 39,630 15,109

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • The approximate date of birth or christening

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records
  • Continue to search the index for family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variations of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Search the records of nearby locations
  • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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