Wales Religion Unknown
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Before 1837, church records are the primary source for birth, marriage, and death information. Knowing the religion is crucial in finding these records. If researching after 1837, see Civil Registration.
Church of England or Nonconformist?
If religion is unknown: first search Church of England records and then search Nonconformist records.
Church of England
By 1851, only 20% of the people in Wales belonged to the Church of England.
- 90% of Church of England records exist and have been digitized.
- To search: Wales Church of England Guided Research.
By 1851, 80% of the people in Wales were Nonconformist.
- 10% of Nonconformist records have been digitized.
- To search: Wales Nonconformist Guided Research.