Wales, Powys Church of Wales Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
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|Location of Powys, Wales|
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What is in the Collection?
This collection contains baptisms, marriages, and burials from parishes in Powys. This collection was done in cooperation with FindMyPast, and a full version of the index can be found at findmypast.
For additional information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Wales Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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 Do I Search the Collection?
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 this collection by name:
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.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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How You Can Contribute
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Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Collection Title." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
Record citation (or citation for the index entry):
|The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.|