Sunday, 31 January 2010

National Burial Index for England and Wales (3rd edition) imminent

The Federation of Family History Societies has completed the 3rd edition of its National Burial Index for England and Wales, with an impressive 18 million names and more. This is almost double the number currently available on the FindmyPast.co.uk website, which hosts some 10 million entries from the second edition.

For more information, visit www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi3-status.php

Chris

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are there any plans for a Scottish version?
I know there is a deaths CD for Fife, but it would be great to have something for the whole of Scotland, and covering later dates as well.

Chris Paton said...

As far as I am aware, there was a Scottish project being co-ordinated by SAFHS, but it was abandoned a couple of years back for various reasons and the decision taken for records already transcribed to be released by the individual family history societies themselves. A useful CD that SAFHS did release was the 2nd edition of an Inventory of SCottish Graveyards in 2008 - it doesn't contain MIs or burial records, but does list which graveyards are known about in Scotland and which have had records transcribed, along with details as to where they may be found. Beyond that, FHS websites mostly list which publications they sell - the website details are available from www.safhs.org.uk/SAFHS_Members.asp

Chris