Monday, 27 July 2009

National Burial Index version 3 - England and Wales

Spotted by Sam18 of the Your Family Tree forum at www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi3-status.php - the following is the key part:

Many people have been anxiously awaiting the next edition of the NBI and asking as to when it will appear. The NBI team cannot give a definite answer because a large quantity of new material arrived well after last year's deadline which has delayed production of the new edition. The small group of volunteers has therefore been concentrating on this extra work-load of data as well as the introduction of new software and other technical issues.

It is anticipated that distribution should be possible in the late summer on DVD with the wonderful total number of entries submitted being over the 18 million mark. (To date only approximately 10 million appear on the findmypast.com site). Congratulations are due to all societies, groups and individuals for their outstanding efforts!

As yet, pricing of the new edition and the cost of upgrades from NBI2 to NBI3, as well as ordering and distribution details, have not been determined but there will be announcements posted to societies, the general public, and on the Federation website, www.ffhs.org.uk as soon as possible.
Carol McLee
FFHS Projects Officer



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Chris

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