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The '''National Burial Index''' (NBI) is a database of entries recorded in English and Welsh burials registers - parish, nonconformist, Roman Catholic, Quaker and cemetery.
  
 
==General==
 
==General==
  
The National Burial Index (NBI) compliments the International Genealogical Index (IGI) (which is mainly a searching aid to births/christenings and marriages). The NBI contains over 13 million names of people buried in England and Wales between 1538 and 2004. It is compiled by the Federation of Family History Societies, with the first edition having been released in 2001. The intention is to produce a cumulative edition at around three yearly intervals.
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The National Burial Index (NBI) compliments the International Genealogical Index (IGI) (which is mainly a searching aid to births/christenings and marriages). The NBI 3rd edition contains over 18.4 million names of people buried in England and Wales between 1538 and 2008. It is compiled by the [[Federation of Family History Societies]], with the first edition having been released in 2001, and the second edition in 2004. The intention is to produce a cumulative edition at around three yearly intervals.
  
The NBI contains entries from over four thousand parish, non-conformist and cemetery burial registers. Coverage however varies considerably from county to county and from period to period.
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The NBI contains entries from over nine thousand parish, non-conformist and cemetery burial registers. Coverage however varies considerably from county to county and from period to period.
  
 
==Information Provided==
 
==Information Provided==
 
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Information for each individual includes:
NBI Index Entries show deceased forename, deceased surname, burial date, age, place and county where the burial was recorded.
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* Forename(s) and surname
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* date of burial
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* age (where given, generally post-1813)
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* details of place where the event was recorded; pre-1832 county definitions are used
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* the recording society, group or individual
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No monumental inscriptions or death registrations are included.
  
 
Caution:
 
Caution:
  
 
* Always check out the original source.
 
* Always check out the original source.
 
 
* The National Burial Index is exactly what it says - an INDEX. It should be used in conjunction with other research. Wherever possible the original source (or a copy of it) should be examined.
 
* The National Burial Index is exactly what it says - an INDEX. It should be used in conjunction with other research. Wherever possible the original source (or a copy of it) should be examined.
 
 
* Patchy coverage.
 
* Patchy coverage.
 
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* Coverage in the third of the NBI varies significantly from county to county and from period to period. For more details view the [http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi-coverage.php NBI 3rd Edition map and coverage tables]
* Coverage in the second edition of the NBI varies significantly from county to county and from period to period. A few counties (e.g. Carmathenshire) have no entries. Some have only a few entries (e.g. Montgomeryshire with just 22 entries from a single parish). Other counties, such as Lincolnshire, have hundreds of thousands of entries covering a multitude of parishes.
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==Access==
 
==Access==
  
The National Burial Index is provided on 4 CD-ROMs. It can be ordered (at a cost of £45) from the online bookshop operated by the Federation of Family History Societies. Many Record Offices and Local Studies Centres have the NBI loaded onto their computers.
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The National Burial Index is provided on CD-ROM. It can be ordered (at a cost of £30+P&P) from the [http://www.genfair.co.uk/product_list.php?sid=216&page=71052 GENfair online bookshop]. Many Record Offices and Local Studies Centres have the NBI loaded onto their computers.
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===Upgrades===
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An upgrade price is available for purchasers of the 2nd Edition.  The special price for this upgrade is £15. It can ONLY be bought by returning Disk 1 of the original 2nd edition set to FFHS Services Ltd.  This restriction is necessary to ensure that only genuine copies are upgraded.  There is no 3rd edition upgrade available for NBI Edition One.
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== System requirements ==
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You'll need a PC running Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 or 64 bit), with at least 2.8Gbytes of free disk space and a CD or DVD drive.
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The NBI is unfortunately not suitable for Apple Macs due to copy-protection applied to the disk.  This includes both a Mac emulating Windows, and an Intel based Mac running Windows as a dual boot option.
  
 
==Associated Original Sources==
 
==Associated Original Sources==
  
 
See Parish Registers, Non Parochial Registers or Burial Records for guidance onto how to access the source record associated with an NBI index entry.
 
See Parish Registers, Non Parochial Registers or Burial Records for guidance onto how to access the source record associated with an NBI index entry.
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== External link ==
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* [http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi-v3.php NBI third edition], FFHS website
  
 
[[Category:Death records in England]]
 
[[Category:Death records in England]]

Revision as of 12:55, 11 October 2010

The National Burial Index (NBI) is a database of entries recorded in English and Welsh burials registers - parish, nonconformist, Roman Catholic, Quaker and cemetery.

Contents

General

The National Burial Index (NBI) compliments the International Genealogical Index (IGI) (which is mainly a searching aid to births/christenings and marriages). The NBI 3rd edition contains over 18.4 million names of people buried in England and Wales between 1538 and 2008. It is compiled by the Federation of Family History Societies, with the first edition having been released in 2001, and the second edition in 2004. The intention is to produce a cumulative edition at around three yearly intervals.

The NBI contains entries from over nine thousand parish, non-conformist and cemetery burial registers. Coverage however varies considerably from county to county and from period to period.

Information Provided

Information for each individual includes:

  • Forename(s) and surname
  • date of burial
  • age (where given, generally post-1813)
  • details of place where the event was recorded; pre-1832 county definitions are used
  • the recording society, group or individual

No monumental inscriptions or death registrations are included.

Caution:

  • Always check out the original source.
  • The National Burial Index is exactly what it says - an INDEX. It should be used in conjunction with other research. Wherever possible the original source (or a copy of it) should be examined.
  • Patchy coverage.
  • Coverage in the third of the NBI varies significantly from county to county and from period to period. For more details view the NBI 3rd Edition map and coverage tables

Access

The National Burial Index is provided on CD-ROM. It can be ordered (at a cost of £30+P&P) from the GENfair online bookshop. Many Record Offices and Local Studies Centres have the NBI loaded onto their computers.

Upgrades

An upgrade price is available for purchasers of the 2nd Edition. The special price for this upgrade is £15. It can ONLY be bought by returning Disk 1 of the original 2nd edition set to FFHS Services Ltd. This restriction is necessary to ensure that only genuine copies are upgraded. There is no 3rd edition upgrade available for NBI Edition One.

System requirements

You'll need a PC running Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 or 64 bit), with at least 2.8Gbytes of free disk space and a CD or DVD drive.

The NBI is unfortunately not suitable for Apple Macs due to copy-protection applied to the disk. This includes both a Mac emulating Windows, and an Intel based Mac running Windows as a dual boot option.

Associated Original Sources

See Parish Registers, Non Parochial Registers or Burial Records for guidance onto how to access the source record associated with an NBI index entry.

External link