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Record Description

This collection contains baptisms, marriages, and burials from parishes in Brecknockshire. This collection was done in cooperation with FindMyPast, and a full version of the index can be found at findmypast. The collection covers the years 1538 to 1912.


For additional information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Wales Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Baptism
  • Given Name of Child
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents' Names and Occupation of Father
  • Legitimacy of Child and Parents
  • Names of Godparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
  • Witnesses' Names, Age and Occupation

Burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death
  • Father of Deceased and his Occupation
  • Date and Birthplace of Deceased
  • Marital Status of Deceased
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse

How to Use the Record

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Wales, Brecknockshire items or FHL Keyword Wales, Brecknockshire items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Wales Archives and Libraries.

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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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912.



 

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