Wales Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Wales Marriages, 1541-1900
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1541-1900
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1541 to 1900.

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?

Marriage records include:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of the marriage

Although not common, sometimes the fathers' names are listed.

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?

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 marriage date to approximate birth dates and look for birth records
  • Use the names of the married couple to search in future census records (if available)
  • If the fathers' names are listed, look for the families in past census records (if available)

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Wales.

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, Marriages, 1541-1900" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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