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Source Information

Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.

About England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

This database contains information extracted from birth and christening records from various counties in England and Wales. The records date from 1530 to 1906. The records included in this database do not represent all localities in England and Wales and for any given area, coverage (both records within a year and total year range) may not be complete. Some parishes and counties are more complete than others.

There are some records for individuals of British origin born in foreign countries. These records have been indexed under London as that is where the original record collection containing these records is located.

Information extracted includes:

  • Name

  • Gender

  • Birth date

  • Christening date

  • Christening age

  • Christening place

  • Death date

  • Parents’ names

  • Grandparents’ names

Related Database:

England & Wales Marriages, 1530-1906