Wales Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Wales Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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 or Vital Records Index collections.
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:
- Estimated birth year
- Marital status
- Names of relatives, such as spouse or parent
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|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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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
- A person may have been registered under a different name than he or she used later in life
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 : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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