Friday, 7 February 2020

The OGI is still growing in 2020

Dear patrons of the Online Genealogical Index,

I wrote a lovely message to you all in December but, looking at the blog today, I seem to have saved but not published the update!  I have published it today and will now give you an update from 20th Dec 2019 through today, 7th Feb 2020.

20th December - 1,261 data sets added.

Cheshire BMD Marriages (4 new data sets)
Kent - Medway archive new website (86 data sets updated)
Gravestone Photos (7 new graveyards)
Lancashire BMD (7 new data sets)
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk (22 data sets)
Staffordshire BMD (7 new data sets)
TINSTAAFL Marriages (11 new data sets)
TINSTAAFL Norfolk Baptisms (2 new data sets)
Yorkshire BMD (19 new data sets)
Findmypast

  • Durham Baptisms (177 data sets updated)
  • Durham Burials (199 data sets updated)
  • Durham Marriages (168 data sets updated)
  • Northumberland and Durham Memorial Inscriptions (7 new data sets)
  • Northumberland Baptisms (217 updated data sets)
  • Northumberland Burials (169 updated data sets)
  • Northumberland Marriages (146 updated data sets)
  • Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions (6 new data sets)
Durham Records Online (6 new data sets)

As you can see, Findmypast updated a lot of records adding new information and expanding year ranges for existing parish records.

Updates on 11th January 2020 - 82 new additions

Staffordshire Burial Index (25 new data sets)
Gravestone Photos (19 new graveyards)
Staffordshire BMD (12 new data sets)
TINSTAAFL Marriages (19 new data sets)
TINSTAAFL Norfolk Baptisms (2 new data sets)
Findmypast - Sussex Monumental Inscriptions (3 new data sets)

Updates on 31st January 2020 - 99 new additions

Cheshire BMD (4 data sets)
Gravestone Photos (11 data sets)
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk (21 data sets)
Dorset Online Parish Clerk (4 data sets)
TINSTAAFL Marriages (16 new data sets)
TINSTAAFL Norfolk Baptisms (2 new data sets)
Yorkshire BMD (4 data sets)
Findmypast 

  • Durham Burials (4 data sets)
  • Kent Baptisms (1 data set)
  • Kent Burials (2 data sets)
  • Kent Marriages and Banns (1 data set)
Durham Records Online (20 data sets)
FamilySearch Parish Registers (9 data sets)

I am now gathering data for the next upload.  Should be later in February.

I hope the new information will help you find the ancestors you are looking for.

A tip this week I was reminded of, if you are unsure of the parents of a spouse, look at the witnesses to the marriage.  I had a direct ancestor with the wrong parents and found the correct parent duplicated on the marriage as a witness confirming the correct father.  Seems as if there is always something new to learn in this work!

Thank you for your encouragement and suggestions.  I am devoted to improving this site and making it more useful for all.

Until the next update,

Tim Manners
Owner and Creator










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