Wales Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1586-1885
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1586 to 1885. 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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

  • The name of the deceased
  • Date and place of burial

While not as often, the following can be included:

  • Age
  • Estimated birth year
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Names of relatives, such as spouse or parent

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:

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?

  • Use the information in the index to obtain a copy of the death certificate from the appropriate registration district
  • Use the name of the deceased and the death place to locate the family in census and church records

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

  • Events are filed by the date registered, not the date they occurred (for example, a death on 20 March which was registered on 6 April will be in the April-May-June quarter)
  • Indexes were prepared by hand and may contain copying errors (for example, "T" for "F") or omissions
  • Persons with common names may be difficult to identify in the index
  • Some deaths were registered as "unknown"
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. Surnames are often found under unexpected spellings
  • You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names

Record Finder

Consult the Wales Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Wales Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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