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Known Issues

Question: Are there any suggestions for searching these records?
Answer: Early Welsh records often contained only a personal name, not a surname. The use of patronymics, such as "Thomas son of John" was used until surnames came into common usage. To learn more about the use of patronymics, view the wiki article "Wales names, personal." 

Search tips for finding records on FamilySearch.org which only contain first names

To find names of children for which only a first name was recorded, and for which you know the parents' names, it is best to search for relationships.

From any search screen, click onto Search by Relationship. Then click Parents to open the search boxes. Fill in the names of the parents, and click the Search button to view results for children with the same parents.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
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