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'''[[Great Britain Genealogy|Great Britain]]'''
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This index covers events from 1778 through 1988.  
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection is an index to selected Great Britain deaths and burials between the years 1778 and 1988. 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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]].
  
== Record Description  ==
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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Most records contain the following:
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*Name of the deceased
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*Date of death
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*Place of death
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*Gender
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*Age
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*Estimated birth year
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*Occupation
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*Race
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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== Collection Content ==
  
*Family Records
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Sample of indexed information
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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|24 Apr 1883
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|Merchant Marine, At Sea, Great Britain
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|Name
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|John Smith
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|'''Burial''' Date
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|17 Mar 1896
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|Oporto, Portugal
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|50
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|1846
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|Ab
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the person you are looking for
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*Approximate date of death
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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| CID=CID1770890
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery records
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*Use the information which you have found to estimate ages in other life events such as marriage
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*Search backwards to find the person in censuses
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*Use the information to find additional family members
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  
*Name of the deceased
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Gender
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*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
*Names of the parents
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relationships that can be verified by records
*Name of the spouse (if married)
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
*Death or burial date
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
*Death or burial place
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, an abbreviation of their name, or alternated between using first and middle names
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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*Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list of results
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*Consult the [[England Record Finder]] to find other records
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
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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.
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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;Collection Citation:"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
*[[IGI]]
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
  
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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== Record History  ==
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some deaths or burials throughout Great Britain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Great Britain.
 
 
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
[http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/detail/link-102204.htm Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988]<br>
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_Kingdom wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_Kingdom]
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 9, 2011), entry for [https://www.familysearch.org/s/recordDetails/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fpilot.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Ftrk%3A%2Ffsrs%2Frr_268031708%2Fp1&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D Talbot Stoker], died 15 June 1884; citing Death Records. reference pg. ...folio 1301, FHL film 1419471; Indexed entries derived from copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Great Britain.
 
 
 
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is an index to selected Great Britain deaths and burials between the years 1778 and 1988. 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?

Most records contain the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Estimated birth year
  • Occupation
  • Race

Collection Content

Sample of indexed information

John Smith Great Britain Deaths and Burials
Name John Smith
Gender Male
Death Date 24 Apr 1883
Death Place Merchant Marine, At Sea, Great Britain
Age 45
Birth Date 1838
John Smith Great Britain Deaths and Burials
Name John Smith
Gender Male
Burial Date 17 Mar 1896
Burial Place Oporto, Portugal
Age 50
Birth Date 1846
Occupation Ab

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • Approximate date of death

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 to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery records
  • Use the information which you have found to estimate ages in other life events such as marriage
  • Search backwards to find the person in censuses
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

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
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relationships that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, an abbreviation of their name, or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list of results
  • Consult the England 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
"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988." 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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