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This collection contains baptisms, marriages, and burials from parishes in Pembrokeshire. This collection was done in cooperation with [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ findmypast], and a full version of the index can be found at [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ findmypast]. The collection covers the years 1538 to 1912.  
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
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This collection contains an index to baptismal, marriage, and burial records from the county of Pembrokeshire for the years 1538-1912. This collection was done in cooperation with FindMyPast, and a full version of the index can be found at [http://www.findmypast.co.uk findmypast].
  
For additional information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article [[Wales Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Parish registers have been kept at the local level across Wales since the mid-1500s. Due to this long and relatively stable tradition, these records are central to Welsh genealogical research as they are often one of the only sources for finding families and individuals in Wales before the start of civil registration in 1837.
  
== Collection Content  ==
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For additional information about the history, content, and use of parish registers, see the [[Wales Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|Wales Parish Registers]] page.
  
'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Christening'''
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*The name of the child
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*Date and place of christening
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*Sometimes a birth year is included
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'''Marriage'''  
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*The names of the bride and groom
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Age
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*Birth year
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'''Burial'''  
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*The name of the deceased
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*Date and place of burial
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*Age
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*Birth year
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*Date and Place of Baptism
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== Collection Content ==
*Given Name of Child
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For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Wales Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
*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:  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching, it is best to know the following information:
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*Name of the person
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*Date range for the record
  
*Date and Place of Marriage
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=== Search the Index ===
*Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
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*Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
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*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 by index:'''<br> 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.
 
 
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GENUKI]
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*Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in a record to estimate a year of birth, if that has not been found
*[[England and Wales History Links]]  
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*If in the appropriate period, use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in civil records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are [[Wales Civil Registration|civil registration]] records and  the [[Wales Census]]
*[[England and Wales Historic Maps]]
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*Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, and parents. Family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage
 
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===  
 
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*Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
*[[Quick Research Links - Wales]]  
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*Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as scribes heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
*[[Wales Church Records]]
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of results which can then be examined for matches
*[[Wales Church History]]
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*Expand the date range as well; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
 
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*Search the records of nearby locations. For this collection, bordering locations could include parishes in the county of Caernarfonshire
==How You Can Contribute ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}
 
 
 
==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. <br>
 
 
 
'''Collection citation:'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.}}
 
  
<br> '''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]].
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* [[Wales Record Finder|Record Finder]]
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* [[Wales Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index to baptismal, marriage, and burial records from the county of Pembrokeshire for the years 1538-1912. This collection was done in cooperation with FindMyPast, and a full version of the index can be found at findmypast.

Parish registers have been kept at the local level across Wales since the mid-1500s. Due to this long and relatively stable tradition, these records are central to Welsh genealogical research as they are often one of the only sources for finding families and individuals in Wales before the start of civil registration in 1837.

For additional information about the history, content, and use of parish registers, see the Wales Parish Registers page.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Christening

  • The name of the child
  • Date and place of christening
  • Sometimes a birth year is included

Marriage

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Age
  • Birth year

Burial

  • The name of the deceased
  • Date and place of burial
  • Age
  • Birth year

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Wales Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Date range for the record

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in a record to estimate a year of birth, if that has not been found
  • If in the appropriate period, use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in civil records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are civil registration records and the Wales Census
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, and parents. Family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
  • Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as scribes heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of results which can then be examined for matches
  • Expand the date range as well; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
  • Search the records of nearby locations. For this collection, bordering locations could include parishes in the county of Caernarfonshire

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Wales.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.