Findmypast adds to National Burial Index For England & Wales

This week, nearly 100,000 records from the West Riding of Yorkshire are added from the Family History Federation’s National Burial Index.

These additions are for 19 parishes — All Saints, St Mary, St Peter, Wesleyan Chapel, Nethertown United Reformed, St Paul, St Michael, Baptist Church, St Peter, St James, Bankshill, Bruntcliffe Lane Cemetery, Old Chapel, Queens St Wesleyan Methodist, Rehoboth Congregational, St Mary in the Wood, St Peter (Morley). Holy Trinity and St Mary (Woodkirk). They cover 1737-1954.

The burial records are derived from parish registers, bishop’s transcripts, earlier transcripts or printed registers by local family history society volunteers

The NBI now includes 12 million burial records from across England and Wales, although coverage is far from complete. Some counties, like Cornwall, are missing. There’s a listing of coverage by parish here.

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