Friday, 29 March 2019

Over two hundred new resources added today!

Hello friends of OGI,

The website has now been recommended by the Family History Guide and links their researchers to the resources found at  Glad to know others in the genealogical community recognize the contribution of this site!

New data sets uploaded today:


8 new Berkshire Baptism sets from findmypast


78 digital Parish Register books from FamilySearch Books


7 digital Parish Register books from FamilySearch Books
2 transcriptions from opcdorset


12 new data sets from FamilySearch, DurhamRecordsOnline and


1 new cemetery from


7 digital marriage registers from FamilySearch Books


4 new births and deaths data sets from Lancashire BMD


39 Memorial Inscription collections from FamilySearch
1 baptism set from Norfolk Baptism Project
1 set from


7 new parish register data sets from DurhamRecordsOnline


29 parish registers from FamilySearch Books
3 memorial inscription collections from


2 Memorial inscriptions collections from
1 digital parish register from FamilySearch Books


7 new memorial inscription record collections from


6 digital parish registers from FamilySearch Books


25 digital parish registers from FamilySearch Books
9 digital Memorial Inscription collections from FamilySearch
4 new marriage data sets from Yorkshire BMD

Total items added is 214.  

As you can see, I have been busy using FamilySearch Books who recently changed their search page and image browser.

I highly recommend you take a look and experiment with the search options to find what you need.  I hope the filtering options will improve over time but it is a lot more user friendly than the previous version.  You will only be able to view items marked as 'Public'.

I am confident there are thousands of other digital books in this resource which contain vital and church records for England, Wales and the Isle of Man.  I will continue looking through this collection and adding links to the Online Genealogical Index.

Hopefully, these new records will help you find your ancestors and complete branches of your family tree.

With kind regards and thanks for your support,

Tim Manners
Creator and Owner

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Large update for March

Greetings fellow researchers,

I have had a busy few months with a visit to Salt Lake City for RootsTech 2019.  

I was pleased to meet with many of the top data website companies and tell them about the Online Genealogical Index.  Many were invited to advertise the OGI on their sites and also inform me about updates to their own databases.  This bodes well for the OGI to stay up to date with changes at and

I briefly met Dick Eastman, famed genealogist, and thanked him for his excellent newsletter and blog.  If you are not familiar with it, take a look here.

Findmypast have been especially busy releasing new record sets and I have added them to the OGI today.

Here is my detailed list of what has been added to the database.

41 new cemeteries from


  • 6 new parish record sets from the Dorset Online Parish Clerk site


  • 4 new indexes from the Durham Records Online site


  • 4 new parishes included in the Lancashire Civil Registration site
  • 57 new parish record sets added by the Lancashire Online Parish Clerk site
  • 107 Catholic record sets from Findmypast
  • 506 Parish Record sets from Findmypast
  • 112 new school record sets from Findmypast


  • 3 new parishes added from the Norfolk Baptism Project

  • 6 new parishes added from the Durham Records Online site

  • 9 new parish record sets added to Staffordshire Civil Registration site

  • 3 new parish marriage record sets from Yorkshire Civil Registration site
  • 313 new parish record sets from Findmypast
  • Sheffield Telegraph Obituary Index from 1850 to 1970
The total of added record sets was 1,180 bringing the total sets available on the OGI to 386,796.

Big Thanks to user Michael Jones who sent a donation in appreciation for the website.  I am glad he finds it useful.  It does cost a few hundred pounds a year to keep the site running and every donation is greatly appreciated by me.

I have high hopes for new data being made available in 2019 and commit to adding as much as I can to the Online Genealogical Index for your easy access!

Until the next update!

Tim Manners
Creator and Owner