Ancestry updates UK Death Indexes

Ancestry’s England and Wales, Death Index, 1989-2022 has been updated to 7,166,817 records. That’s from 6,947,083 entries last August.

The corresponding Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death Index, 1989-2022 now has 916,681 records, updated from 897,449 entries.

A search provides name, gender, age, birth date, last residence (town), postal code district and death date. The source is not specified but appears to be compilations from unofficial records, such as funeral homes and newspapers,  from GreyPower Deceased Data and Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire. I estimate it covers about half the deaths occurring.

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