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 Billiongraves.com and findagrave.com.

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 gravestonephotos.com

Dorset

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

Durham


  • 4 new indexes from the Durham Records Online site


Lancashire 

  • 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


Norfolk

  • 3 new parishes added from the Norfolk Baptism Project


Northumberland
  • 6 new parishes added from the Durham Records Online site

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

Yorkshire
  • 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



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