I have been working hard looking for new content and today's update adds 1,116 new data sets to the site.
I have decided to highlight updates by county this week:
Bedfordshire - 62 parish register collections from www.stevengibbs.me.uk
Derbyshire - 12 parish register and memorial inscription collections from web.archive.org
Durham - 18 parish register collections from www.durham-images.org
Essex - 18 parish register collections from wwwe.lib.cam.ac.uk
Gloucestershire - 3 parish record collections from michaelcooper.org.uk
Hampshire - 3 parishes from michaelcooper.org.uk and 9 from web.archive.org
Herefordshire - 17 parish register collections from familysearch.org
Lancashire - 21 civil registration record sets from lancashirebmd.org.uk
Somerset - 7 memorial inscription surveys from gravestonephotos.com
Staffordshire - 760 parish register image collections from familysearch.org and 16 civil registration sets from staffordshirebmd.org.uk
Wiltshire - 32 marriage data sets from www.tinstaafl.co.uk/eandwhmi
Worcestershire - 32 marriage data sets from www.tinstaafl.co.uk/eandwhmi
Yorkshire - 29 parish register collections from vitaldb.moorlandit.com
This latest update brings the total of data sets on the OGI to 398,157
In the next few weeks, the final county of Yorkshire will be added to the amazing site mentioned on previous posts, "Hardwicke Marriage Index" found here
This site already has 469,801 marriages from England and Wales between 1754 and 1837. This can certainly extend your family tree by showing the maiden names of your ancestors married before the start of Civil Registration in July of 1837.
New data sets coming soon for Bristol and Westminster. These are collections already available on FamilySearch.org but have no labels.
There are so many people gathering and transcribing information who then share it with the world online. My goal has been to make those records and websites more accessible to others.
I wish each of you a wonderful summer. Maybe you will take some time to visit a cemetery or ancestral locations. I still have fond memories of visiting the town of Belford in Northumberland and finding the headstone of my great-great-grandparents, Joseph John and Eleanor Mary Manners.
Until next time,
Creator and Owner