FindMyPast.com, a UK family history website, announced that
it is adding data from the National Burial Index for England
The National Burial Index is a finding aid for burials that
took place in England or Wales between the years 1538 and 2005.
As such, it pre-dates the civil registration of deaths in England
and Wales, which only came into effect on 1 July 1837, therefore
enabling family history enthusiasts to delve even further back
into their ancestors' pasts.
The details of over 10 million burials are contained in the
database. It provides the full name, date of burial, age at
death, (when given in the original source), name of the county,
parish and the church or chapel where the burial took place.
The burial data brings together in one easy-to-search central
place the disparate records from local parishes, which members
of local family history societies have been compiling since
1994, under the guidance and encouragement of the Federation
of Family History Societies (FFHS). It includes records from
parish registers, non-conformist registers, Roman Catholic,
Jewish and other registers as well as cemetery and cremation
records. It will complement the Latter Day Saints' International
Genealogical Index (IGI), which contains mainly baptisms and
The NBI data records can be accessed as part of an Explorer
subscription package or with pay-per-view units.