Friday, 14 December 2018

Overview of November and December updates

Seasons Greetings to all OGI Researchers!

It appears that many of the family history sites are slowing down a little in the release of new information but I have still managed to add 211 new data sets to the Online Genealogical Index.

Updates were added on 30th November and 14th December.

Here are the details:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire on BillionGraves (19 new cemeteries added)
Cheshire Civil Registration (10 additions)
Cheshire Parish Registers from Findmypast (18 parishes added)
Dorset Online Parish Clerk site (3 additions)
Durham and Northumberland Transcriptions added to DurhamRecordsOnline (18 additions)
Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Leicestershire & London parish records from Findmypast (16)
Gravestone Photos (33 new cemeteries added)
Lancashire Civil Registration (13 additions)
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Transcriptions (58 data sets)
Norfolk Baptism Project (9 new parishes added)
Staffordshire Civil Registration Marriages and Deaths (9 additions)
Yorkshire Churchyards (3 added)
Yorkshire Civil Registration (1 added)
Isle of Wight Monumental Inscriptions (1 new cemetery added)

Another year has passed and the grand total of data sets on the OGI has reached 385,277 and has had over 14,000 searches made.  I hope more people will use the site next year.  Please pass the word around as it will help your friends and family with their research.

I was happy to find a family gravestone by using the OGI this week.  It had my great-great uncle and his wife with their death dates which was new information for my family tree.  Here is the photo from Sunninghill, St Michael and All Angels graveyard in Berkshire:

This was available from, an excellent resource which is growing every week.  I review their additions and add them to the OGI to help users (and myself!) find information easily.

I hope you all have a great Christmas and enjoy time with your family.

Until 2019!

Tim Manners
Creator and Owner