National Burial Index CD-ROM – CD-ROM, 31 Jan 2010
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Immediately found a missing ancestor. But surprised at how many are not recorded. Glad I bought it though.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Improvement on second edition but still has a lot of gaps. Looking forward to the fourth edition for even more information. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
the most modern edition of National Burial Index. just put the name in, pick the county and/or then place where they lived and it gives you a list of your names.Published 17 months ago by Mr. P. Davies
This NBI is such a help for my family research.
I use it nearly everyday to look for ancestors burials.
Very disappointed to discover that there are no records at all on the index for Bolton and very few for Northampton which are my main areas of interest, which is also the case for... Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2013 by Pat May