07 March 2010

National Burial Index for England and Wales, Third Edition

The (UK) Federation of Family History Societies has announced CD publication of the Third Edition of its National Burial Index containing records taken from Anglican parish, non-conformist, Quaker, Roman Catholic and cemetery burial registers throughout England and Wales.

These records come from different types of sources: parish registers, bishop's transcripts, earlier transcripts or printed registers. They are transcribed and computerised mainly by family history societies although a few individuals contribute records. It does NOT include information from tombstone memorial inscriptions.

The Third Edition covers some 9100 burial locations in 50 counties, a total of 18.4 million records. It adds 5.2 million records to those in the second edition which itself added 7.8 million records to the first edition.

Major additions (over 100,000 entries) in this edition are for Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, County Durham, Essex, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, City of London, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshire (North and West Ridings)

Detailed listings on coverage can be found by clicking on the county at www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi-coverage.php

The NBI includes the following information (where available):

  • Forename(s) and surname of the deceased
  • Day, month, year of burial
  • Age
  • Details of the place (parish) where the event was recorded
  • The county where this is located (pre-1832 list of counties)
  • The society, group or individual who transcribed the record
Convenient online ordering is available from GenFair at www.genfair.co.uk/ and search for NBI.

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