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271,000 New burial entries added to NBI for England & Wales

The National Burial Index (NBI) project was initiated and produced by the then Federation of Family History Societies; now known as Family History Federation; and their Associates. The aim was that a researcher could look for, and hopefully find, that elusive ancestor in any part of England and Wales.

This information meant that the researcher could then either go to the Family History Society who transcribed the data or directly to the repository and document reference number to find any additional information.Depending on the incumbent, the additional information can be invaluable and out of the norm e.g. date of death, where they died, what the person died from, their relationship to others, occupation etc.

We were asked along with other family history societies if we had any further contributions to those submitted earlier and it turned out that we had a whopping 271,000 pieces of data that we could submit in addition to the original 31,000 entries. We have now done this over the last couple of months so check the project out on Find My Past (FMP) web site.This exercise has also brought to light information that we have not yet published ourselves, so there will more to come later.

See the full story in our December 2021 Journal.

Our thanks go to Barbara Phillips, our Project chair, and her team of data transcribers for all their work to produce this database 

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