England and Wales Nonconformist Record Indexes (RGA 4-8) ,1588-1977 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This collection will include records from 1588 to 1977. The following religious groups are considered nonconformist groups:
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
Nonconformist Record Indexes may contain the following information:
- Given names (also known as “forenames”)
- Year of event
- Type of event (birth, marriage or burial)
- Place of event
- Record group (RG 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) view full details of a transcript or page image
How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search through these records, it is helpful to know:
- Name of person the person you are looking for
- Approximate date of the event
Search the IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- If possible, look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
- Use any date to locate the event in civil records
- Use the names of parents or other relatives to locate the family in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
- Search the records of nearby areas
- Check for other names. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, a nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
- Search in parish registers. The individual may have been christened or married in the Church of England
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in England.
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Wales.
Citing This Collection
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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