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Wales Civil Registration Guided Research

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Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in Wales in 1837. Search church records before this year.

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Birth

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Search a birth index

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• 1837-1980s: Search at FreeBMD



If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1837-1915: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

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Marriage

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Search a marriage index

Start here:

• 1837-1980s: Search at FreeBMD



If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1837-1915: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

Additional online resources
Substitute records
Improve searching
Why the record may not exist




Death

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Search a death index

Start here:

• 1837-1980s: Search at FreeBMD



If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1837-1915: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

Additional online resources
Substitute records
Improve searching
Why the record may not exist









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