18 May 2018

Findmypast adds recent British death index records

UK deaths 2007-2016 from Findmypast includes 2,511,604 transcripts of those who died in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Jersey. Just under two million records are for the years 2007 to 2013, the rest for the years 2014 to 2016.
You can search by first and last name, with check boxes for variants, birth year, death year, and location.
Initial search results, presented in tabular form that can be sorted, are: first name, last name, birth year, death year, place, county and country.
Fields available for the individual results are: first name(s), last name, title (e.g. Mr), sex, age, birth year, birth date, death year, death date, place and other geographic information.

Would anyone know why the database has the large bulge in deaths peaking in 2009?

Statistics that can be obtained will be of interest to one-names and those who study surnames. For example:
3,591 people named Reid died during the period.
2,172 were in Scotland
1,120 in England
258 in Northern Ireland
30 in Wales
11 in Jersey
None in the Isle of Man

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