This weeks OGI updates include Memorial Inscriptions for the following counties:
These were due to new books from archive.org (new to the OGI), gravestonephotos.com, a web.archive.org backup of a collection of Black Country websites that have recently gone offline and, finally, books.familysearch.org monumental inscription collections. Total of 147 graveyards and war memorials added this week.
Civil Registration additions for Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire adds births, deaths and marriages. The details on these can improve those found on civl registration indexes such as FreeBMD and the GRO (and both are still vital resources I use every day). For example, marriages give the exact place of marriage instead of just a registration district. This is very useful for researching the marriage entries in the parish registers (by using the OGI, of course!)
Other additions this week include new Findmypast collections of parish registers and monumental inscriptions for Cheshire, Cumberland and Devon.
Parish register transcriptions and images are also added thanks to archive.org and the digital books found at books.familysearch.org. The total of new parish register data sets from these two sources alone this week is 52.
I hope these new entries with a grand total of 239 data sets (specific places) will help you locate missing family members and vital records helping you expand your family tree.
I will now be out of the country for two weeks but will continue the OGI project upon my return.
May you all have a wonderful August.
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