Thursday, November 29, 2007

NBI National Burial Index (England & Wales) 1837-2005

This morning’s email brought more news of the’s National Burial Index. Ol' Myrt here believes that ancestral research is actually getting easier. Search the database for free, and observe the “hit list” including name, burial year and county.

The National Burial Index (NBI) for England and Wales is an ongoing project devised and orchestrated by the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS). With the encouragement of the FFHS, its member societies set about transcribing burial indexes, with the aim of creating a national record which significantly pre-dates civil registration (which began in 1837).

The NBI is an index to help family historians find burial records. It complements the International Genealogical Index (IGI), which is a finding aid largely focused on baptisms and marriages. Findmypast have made over 10 million records from the National Burial Index available…”

To find out more and search this database see:

When your global search of this database indicates an ancestor, you’ll need to sign in as a member to view the details, and pay one “unit”. The cost of units is as follows:

£6.95 - 60 units valid for 90 days
£24.95 - 280 units valid for 1 year

Don’t worry about the exchange rate as this is factored in when you use a credit card. Ol' Myrt uses just one card for online purchases, being careful to transfer money to this debit/VISA credit card account -- no more and no less than my planned purchases for the month. In all my years of online purchases from trusted websites with secure servers such as, I've never had a speck of trouble.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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