Wales Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues
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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, click here to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information:
• The name of this collection.
• If searching, include the name and details of the individual with the problem, including name, event, dates and places
• If you are reporting a technical issue, please include your operating system and browser version (i.e. Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8)