31 August 2008

Records from the British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition, online at Ancestry

Databases with information extracted from English and Welsh birth and christening records (1530-1906) and marriage records (1538-1940) previously published in CD form from the LDS as the British Isles Vital Records Index are now on Ancestry.

The records are for a selection of localities in England and Wales. Coverage is far from complete, but you may get lucky.

I've had the CDs for many years but rarely used them after the initial screening for my ancestors. Now having them integrated with the other Ancestry databases means not having to remember to search a separate data set.

The CDs are still valuable as they contain additional Irish material not (yet?) available through Ancestry.

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