|National Burial Index - Edition 3|
New Version Released 25 February 2010
This newly updated version of this incredibly popular index now contains 18 milllion entries. That is 5 million more than edition 2.
This third edition includes the 5.4 million burials from the first edition, 7.7m from the second edition plus a further 5m to bring the total to over 18m records. There are many more parishes registers covered for England and Wales from 1538 onwards. It is still not a complete index to all burials, but yet again represents an enormous effort by Family History Societies and Groups to make available a large amount of information easily searchable in your own home. The National Burial Index, known as the NBI, is quality British data at an affordable price.
(This product is not suitable for use on Macintosh computers)
The new version is now supplied as a single CD that installs onto the hard drive of your PC.
In response to customer requests this data is now compressed and must be unpacked onto your hard drive before use. This may be inconvenient for some customers who have older computers where space may be running low and we would recommend purchasing a USB Memory Stick or other external storage device.
Suitable for Windows 98 / XP / Vista and the recently released Windows 7.
System Requirements: At least 2.8 GB of free disk space.
The information provided in the National Burial Index, taken from parish, non-conformist, Roman Catholic and cemetery registers , includes where available
- County of burial
- Parish or cemetery where the event of burial was recorded
- Date of burial
- Forename(s) of the deceased
- Surname of the deceased
- The society or group or individual that transcribed the record
This information is displayed in a table, which may be sorted on any column. Records may be tagged and exported to other application.
The NBI does not contain full transcriptions of the burial records - it is simply an abbreviated finding-aid based on records that were sometimes difficult to read. As with the IGI, searchers are therefore discouraged from accepting the details of an entry at face value and should check the original source record.
Also included is mapping software that interacts with the data. The maps display
Parishes covered by the National Burial Index including a table of Counties, Places/Parishes, Church/Chapel, and date range covered. The columns in the table may be sorted as desired.
Parishes that match as a result of your last search
A bar graph is provided showing the count of people included in the Index for each year from 1538 to 2000. The programmer of the NBI is Stephen Archer, so a very high standard of product is assured.
Using the program supplied on the CDROM, the searcher can interrogate the database by a number of methods: a standard surname and forename synonym 'dictionary', a list of uniquely-occurring surname spelling variants, or by using 'wildcards'. The search can be 'refined' by specifying date ranges or locations.
Originally over 50 Family History Societies or Groups were involved with the project. They have been joined by more societies and groups to enhance the coverage from 5.4 million burials in edition 1 to 18 million records in edition 3! Each society and group appoints a co-ordinator who recruits inputters, checkers and correctors. Wherever possible, transcriptions are made from original source records but where this is not feasible other sources, such as microfiche transcriptions or printed registers, are used.
For countries outside the EU the price include airmail delivery.
(the extra amount for airmail and the amount deducted for VAT cancel themselves out)
All prices include VAT for deliveries to EU countries
£27.90 Including Delivery