05 May 2011

Improved searching at Findmypast.co.uk

Findmypast are now providing a single search capability combining their records for England & Wales births 1837-2006, British nationals born overseas 1818-2005, British nationals born in the army 1761-2005, and British nationals born at sea 1854-1887. 

There is a similar capability for England & Wales marriages 1837-2005, British nationals married overseas 1818-2005, British nationals married in the army 1796-2005, British nationals married at sea 1854-1908.

For death records? Early last year paying clients were promised a complete indexing of England and Wales death records by the end of the year. It didn't happen. The company reneged on the commitment choosing to pursue other priorities. That's a black mark on their record. Why couldn't they deliver "half a loaf" as they did with the phased release of Chelsea Pensioner records?

This present announcement claims "We're very close to completing our project to fully name index our death records. Once this is complete, we will combine all our death records into one search to finish the series."

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