Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection contains baptisms, marriages, and burials from parishes in Monmouthshire. 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912.