Friday, 4 February 2011

Boyd's Marriage Index and other SOG records on findmypast.co.uk

Findmypast.co.uk is moving into high gear in adding records from the Society of Genealogists.  Of the more than nine million records added on 3 February over half are from Boyd's Marriage Index.

Did you know that Boyd's covers an estimated 15% of pre-civil registration marriages; includes data from 4,300 parishes; is almost complete for Cambridgeshire and especially good for Yorkshire and East Anglia; and includes over a million names from London and Middlesex.

I find it a bit aggravating that there is no way just to search Boyd's. You have to search the full range of "parish" marriage records, only when you access the record, which costs if you're not a subscriber, do you learn whether its from Boyd's.

The other datasets in this update are:

Records
Date range
Number
of records
1710–1774
350,000
1200–1946
583,159
1538–1872
242,844
1538–1840
5,405,161
1538–1775
1,470,640
1701–1850
321,472
1694–1850
356,834
1750–1800
207,959
1754–1812
37,450
1805–1858
38,246
1820–1828
702
1914–1948
101,506
1787–1854
6,508

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