England and Wales, Death Registration Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection will include records from 1800-1920.
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The collection consists of an index to deaths registered in England and Wales beginning 1 July 1837 through 1920. The index is arranged in volumes by years with the entries listed alphabetically. These indexes can be used to order a copy of the actual certificate. Index courtesy of [http://search.findmypast.com/search/world-records/england-and-wales-deaths-1837-2007 Findmypast.com].  
Index to deaths in registered in England and Wales from 1800-1920.  
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== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
Records may contain the following information:
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Subjects
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Index of deaths
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The death index generally lists:
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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*Surname and given name
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*Age at time of death (beginning in 1866)
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*Year, quarter, volume and page number
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*District
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*Line and event number
  
For a collection that is searchable by name:
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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To begin your search you will need to know  
  
For a browse collection:
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*Your ancestor’s name
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*The approximate year of birth
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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==== Search the Collection ====
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒ Select the 'Digital Folder Number' category which takes you to the images.<br>
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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Keep in mind:
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There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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{{Incomplete Section}}
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To search the collection 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.
  
== Related Websites ==
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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.
  
{{Incomplete Section}}
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
  
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*Use the information in the index to obtain a copy of the death certificate from the appropriate registration district.
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*Use the name of the deceased and the death place to locate the family in census and church records.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: {{Incomplete Section}}
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*Knowing the district name and at least an approximate year in which the death occurred will reduce your search time.
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*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).
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*Indexes were prepared by hand and may contain copying errors (for example, "T" for "F") or omissions.
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*Persons with common names may be difficult to identify in the index.
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*Some deaths were registered as "unknown."
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. Surnames are often found under unexpected spellings.
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*You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*A person may have been registered under a different name than he or she used later in life.
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For additional information about the use of this index see the wiki article [[England Civil Registration]].
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://search.findmypast.com/search/world-records/england-and-wales-deaths-1837-2007 FindMyPast]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[England Civil Registration]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: {{Incomplete Section}}  
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = “Collection Title.” Index or Index and Images or Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing [Author]. [Archive name, Archive location.]}}
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{{Collection citation| text = “England and Wales, Death Index 1800-1920.” Index. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing FindMyPast. Brightsolid Online Publishing Limited England.}}
{{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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Revision as of 23:08, 3 April 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of an index to deaths registered in England and Wales beginning 1 July 1837 through 1920. The index is arranged in volumes by years with the entries listed alphabetically. These indexes can be used to order a copy of the actual certificate. Index courtesy of Findmypast.com.

Record Content

The death index generally lists:

  • Surname and given name
  • Age at time of death (beginning in 1866)
  • Year, quarter, volume and page number
  • District
  • Line and event number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know

  • Your ancestor’s name
  • The approximate year of birth

Search the Collection

To search the collection 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.

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.

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

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Knowing the district name and at least an approximate year in which the death occurred will reduce your search time.
  • 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."

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • 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.

For additional information about the use of this index see the wiki article England Civil Registration.

Related Websites

FindMyPast

Related Wiki Articles

England Civil Registration

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.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box:

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“England and Wales, Death Index 1800-1920.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing FindMyPast. Brightsolid Online Publishing Limited England.