Friday, 18 December 2020

Updated Isle of Wight and Nottinghamshire Collections

Dear Users of the OGI,

Thank you for your support this year.  I appreciate those who have donated towards the costs of keeping the site running.  It pleases me to see the number of searches made on the site and I hope you are finding ancestors much more easily.  It has certainly helped my research and I am able to find complete families quickly once I determine a location.

This may be the last update of 2020.  What a year we have experienced.  It has been scary, frustrating, in some ways more focused than before.  I know I have spent more time with those that matter most.

Here are the details of today's 340 new items:

  • Durham Records Online - 8 new data sets
  • FMP Nottinghamshire Baptisms - 79 new parishes
  • FMP Nottinghamshire Burial Index - 72 new data sets
  • FMP Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions - 14 new data sets
  • - 3 new graveyards
  • Isle of Wight FHS Civil Registration - 114 updated data sets
  • Lancashire Online Parish Clerks - 16 data sets
  • Sheffield Indexers - 10 new data sets
  • Staffordshire BMD - 6 Death data sets
  • TINSTAAFL Baptisms - 2 new data sets
  • TINSTAAFL Marriage Project - 12 new data sets
The site total is currently 406,305.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and successful 2021.

Here is a photo of a winter with snow (remember them?!) in Burton on Trent where I currently reside.

With warm regards,

Tim Manners

Friday, 4 December 2020

Lots of cemeteries added today!

Dear Users of the OGI,

Today's update has brought the total of data sets on the site to 406,011.

Findmypast has changed the names of some of their collections so these have been reuploaded and include some new parishes for both Essex and Devon Baptisms.

I have also found a good collection of gravestone transcriptions for a variety of locations on  These have also been added today.

Here is the breakdown of what was uploaded:

  • FamilySearch - Norfolk and Suffolk Graveyard Surveys - 8 new data sets
  • Findmypast - Berkshire Parish Registers - 6 new data sets
  • Findmypast - Devon Baptisms - 73 new data sets
  • Findmypast - Essex Baptisms - 677 updated data sets
  • Geneanet Cemeteries - 62 new data sets
  • Gravestonephotos - 12 new cemeteries
  • Lancashire Online Parish Records - 16 new data sets
  • South Bradford Family History Alliance - 8 new data sets
  • TINSTAAFL Hardwick Marriage Project - 22 new data sets
  • TINSTAAFL Norfolk Baptisms Project - 3 new parishes
  • Yorkshire BMD Marriages - 7 new data sets

I hope you will find some new ancestors in this latest update.

Until the next one,

Tim Manners