Source:England. Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Source Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Place England
Year range 1538 - 1975
Subject Church records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher FamilySearch,, Findmypast
England. Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. (FamilySearch,, Findmypast).
FamilySearchSearch collection Free website
Ancestry.com website website

Usage Tips

This is an index of information transcribed from digital copies of original records housed in repositories throughout England. The index is stored in an electronic database which may be searched on the free FamilySearch site. The key genealogical facts found in the birth or christening index entries may include the name of the child, gender, names of the parents, birth date, birthplace, christening date (if the source is a church record), and Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials. The original sources may include church records, civil registrations, and family records.

Although you can use this WeRelate source for citing the records found, it is suggested that for the purposes of citation on WeRelate pages, you should use the original source referenced in the index (which can be identified in the Family Search Catalog). However, proper citation for genealogical purposes requires that you still reference this source in some fashion if you do not view the original source and only use the information provided in the database. The template {{FS England Births}} has been created to provide a simple means of doing this. Examples of its usage are provided below, and you may see other examples of its usage in context on these pages.

Simple reference using the template:

Code: From {{FS England Births}}
Displays as: From “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch.

Or even:

Code: From a record indexed in {{FS England Births}} The original source has not been verified.
Displays as: From a record indexed in “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch. The original source has not been verified.

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