Great Britain Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1778 through 1988.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

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.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

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:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America

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

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

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Related Wiki Articles

wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_Kingdom

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed March 9, 2011), entry for 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.