Falkland Islands Church Records

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For information about records for non-Christian religions in the Falkland Islands, go to the Religious Records page.

Online Resources and Websites[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Religion on the Falkland Islands is predominantly Christianity, of which the primary denominations are Church of England, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, and Lutheran. In the 2006 census most islanders identified themselves as Christian (67.2 percent), followed by those who refused to answer or had no religious affiliation (31.5 percent). The remaining 1.3 percent (39 people) were adherents of other faiths. [1][2]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):

Baptisms[edit | edit source]

In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:

  • baptism date
  • the infant's name
  • parents' names
  • father's occupation
  • status of legitimacy
  • occasionally, names of grandparents
  • names of witnesses or godparents, who may be relatives
  • birth date and place
  • the family's place of residence
  • death information, as an added note or signified by a cross

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Marriage registers can give:

  • the marriage date
  • the names of the bride and groom
  • indicate whether the bride and groom were single or widowed
  • their ages
  • birth dates and places for the bride and groom
  • their residences
  • their occupations
  • birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • parents' names (after 1800)
  • the names of previous spouses and their death dates
  • names of witnesses, who might be relatives.

Burials[edit | edit source]

Burial registers may give:

  • the name of the deceased
  • the date and place of death or burial
  • the deceased's age
  • place of residence
  • cause of death
  • the names of survivors, especially a widow or widower
  • deceased's birth date and place
  • parents' names, or at least the father's name



How to Find Records[edit | edit source]

Digital Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a Family History Center near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations. To find records:

a. Click on the records of Falkland Islands.
b. Click on the "Church records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
c. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the listing for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the record is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the records.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See the French Letter Writing Guide and Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy for help with composing letters.

Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]


Christ Church Cathedral
Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands

E-mail: tim.thornton@lambethpalace.org.uk

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Anglican Parish of the Falkland Islands is an extra-provincial church in the Anglican Communion. The principal Anglican place of worship in the Falkland Islands is Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley.[3]

Baptist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Tabernacle Free Church
Stanley
East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands

Telephone: +500 21506

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Charles Spurgeon of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London sent materials for the a church to be constructed. The church is currently located in Stanley and is known as the Tabernacle Free Church. [4]

Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing to a Local Parish[edit | edit source]

Earlier records can be held at the diocese, with more recent records still kept in the local parish. To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a diocese or local parish, consult:


St Mary's Church
12 Ross Road
Stanley, FK FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

There are over 230 Roman Catholics in the Falkland Islands, approximately 10% of the total population. There are no dioceses in the islands, instead they form an apostolic prefecture which was erected in January 1952. St Mary's Catholic Church in Ross Road in Stanley is the sole Catholic Church on the Falkland Islands. Outside of Stanley, the Eucharist is celebrated at RAF Mount Pleasant. [5][6]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Online church information is available to current members, deceased members, and immediate family members who are still living. Sign in to FamilySearch and then select Family Tree in the drop-down menu.[7]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

As of 31 December 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported ten members in the Falkland Islands.[8]

Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Dean Street
Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands

Contact Arthur & Josie Nutter
Email: aan@horizon.co.fk

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Tabernacle Free Church
Stanley
East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands

Telephone:+500 21506

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Before the Disruption of 1843 the dominant religion was Church of Scotland. This was thereafter the Free Church of Scotland as most islanders sided with this more austere view on religion. From 1900 this, as with most Free Church of Scotland congregations, became the United free Church of Scotland, on the island just called the United Free Church. From 1871 to 1883 their minister was Rev Anthony Yeoman (1821-1889). The United Free Church in the Falkland Islands has five congregations with 120 active members. The Tabernacle, one of the five congregations is in Stanley and it was established in 1899. [9]

Seventh-day Adventist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Seventh-day Adventist Church
1 Kent Road
Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

P.O. Box 118
Stanley FIQQ 1 ZZ
Falkland Islands

Phone:500-63-307

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Falkland Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church__in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in the Falkland Islands", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Falkland_Islands, accessed 14 March 2020.