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National Burial Index CD-ROM – 31 Jan 2010

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  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: FFHS Services Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (31 Jan. 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0956472109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956472106
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

This newly updated version of this incredibly popular index now contains 18 milllion entries. That is 5 million more than edition 2.There are many more parishes registers covered for England and Wales from 1538 onwards. It is still not a complete index to all burials, but yet again represents an enormous effort by Family History Societies and Groups to make available a large amount of information easily searchable in your own home. The National Burial Index, known as the NBI, is quality British data at an affordable price.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PJ Preston on 18 Dec. 2011
Format: CD-ROM
The second edition was good, but it was a nuisance having to set up using three discs. This version uses just one disc and is very easy to set up with clear written instructions.

The software is very easy to use and the search engine very efficient, narrowing info down to individual parish churches in different counties in England and Wales.

I thought I'd found most of the info I'd required on version 2, but I was very pleasantly surprised and am still adding data to my family tree. For the amount of info that you get it is excellent value, even if some areas aren't covered in detail. eg if you had relatives in Yorkshire, the Midlands, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Berkshire, you'll probably find a lot of info (more details on the Federation of Family History Societies website)

Devon, Hampshire, Lancashire, Norfolk and North Wales don't have as many entries - hopefully these areas will be included on version 4!

In spite of these gaps, I would still recommend this software very highly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Max on 23 Feb. 2012
Format: CD-ROM
Before Buying This Disc I Urge You To Check Which Counties and Parishes are Included as I Was Totally Disappointed To Discover The Counties I Needed (West Sussex and Hampshire) are Hardly covered At All. Otherwise, a Very Easy Disc To Use and Simple Search Engine Which Is Fairly Rapid
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yvon on 7 Oct. 2011
Format: CD-ROM
The National Burial Index is a very useful aid in Family History Research and is very user friendly. Well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By horse000 on 11 Dec. 2011
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Excellent and more. Easy to use with its own viewer; including conditions such as date range, variant names and optional place and county. I had one issue with a name that wouldn't load in, I used the help facility and was emailed back within 24 hours with the answer, problem solved. Highly recommended.
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The patchy coverage has been mentioned by others, and is well known. Future editions will no doubt go some way to filling in the gaps.

I would have found it VERY useful if this software had incorporated some sort of ability to attach simple notes to the records returned in a search. Maybe the producers of this CD would consider adding a function like this to a future release... ?

Only major gripe is with the copy protection - the CD must always be in the computer for the program to run. This means that I could find no way of getting the software to run on my netbook (which has no CD drive), so I can't use it when out and about.

Regardless of that, this is a very useful resource for researching family history.
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By J. C. Miller on 25 Sept. 2014
Format: CD-ROM
A useful item for those researching Family History.
I have found several records on here of my ancestors, so in that respect it is good.
A minor niggle though is that you have to have the installation disc in your computer all the time you are searching, since the programme does not fully install. This is intentional, but seems a bit strange in this day and age.
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