It has been a couple of weeks since my last post and I want you all to know what has been added to the OGI, so here is a detailed list!
- Cemetery Registers collection updates from Ancestry
- Cheshire Civil Regisration updates
- Derbyshire Parish Registers and Memorial Inscriptions (Findmypast and archive.org)
- Dorset Parish Registers from opcdorset.org
- Gravestone updates from gravestonephotos.com
- Greater London Marriage Index - A new collection from Findmypast (actually a renamed and merged collection of existing data)
- Hampshire registers from FamilySearch and Findmypast
- Kent Canterbury Parish Register collection from Familysearch (covers 58 parishes)
- Kent monumental inscriptions from archive.org
- Lancashire Online Parish Clerk updates
- Lancashire Civil Registration updates
- Lincolnshire parish register collection from FamilySearch is now complete on the OGI
- Norfolk Baptism Project updates
- Nottinghamshire Burial Index from Findmypast
- Staffordshire Burial Index updates
- Staffordshire Civil Registration updates
- Sussex parish registers and memorial inscriptions on archive.org
- Wiltshire parish registers and memorial inscriptions on archive.org
- Worcestershire Extracted records collection from Ancestry (this is a new collection which is identical to an exisiting collection - I have contacted Ancestry to ask why!)
- Yorkshire Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials updates from findmypast
- Yorkshire Civil Registration updates
Total of 5,217 data sets added or updated since my last post. February has been busy!
There is more coming over the next few weeks then I will be off to the USA for my daughter's wedding (April 6th!) so may be quiet for a couple of weeks.
Thanks to Val, a new friend of the site who works at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (the largest genealogical library in the world), more people will be learning about why ogindex.org is a great site to track down an English or Welsh ancestor.
Val sent some news this week from RootsTech in Salt Lake City:
Carol, friend from England, and I ended up educating our neighbours about the OGI and one of them said, "I want to go home NOW and play with it!" Other comments from Americans who joined in were "AWESOME!", "FABULOUS!" And, very important, ..... "Why didn't we know about This?"
Between the two of us we taught 5 people!She is so happy with ogindex.org, she is actively promoting its use and will be teaching others about it in a training course for British research, as well as mentioning it on a daily basis to guests with British ancestry. I am always happy to learn when the OGI is being enthusiastically used around the world. Thanks to any of you who have promoted the website by word of mouth (or email!)
Have a good March and stay warm (especially thoses suffering through snow and freezing temperatures around the UK).
Best wishes from Staffordshire,