UK : English Ancestry: Striking Gold with Indices

Family history research in the past twenty years has taken huge strides in conserving time and energy in British research. The purpose of this discussion is to cover the major indexes available in various repositories in Britain, United States and online relevant to English family history. It is important to always remember when using indexes that these indexes are tools only. The original entries should always be checked.

  • International Genealogical Index or IGI. This has indexed about 60% of all baptisms in England 1538-1837 and some as late as 1880. It has also indexed many marriages, but perhaps more like 30-40% of such marriages. This is the largest and most all-inclusive of all genealogical indexes. It includes approximately 50 million English baptisms and marriages.
  • British Isles Vital Records Index is similar to the IGI. It includes indexed entries as follows:


Christenings      Marriages

England           6.7 million               1.7 million

Ireland             1.1 million               100,000

Scotland          2.5 million               41,000

Wales                18,000                      4,000

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About Price Genealogy

Located one block from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Price & Associates is able to trace
most family histories back four or five generations without difficulty. With additional assistance from our research professionals across the globe, we have successfully traced genealogies back as many as thirty generations—to William the Conqueror, 1066 A.D. and beyond.

Price & Associates professional genealogy researchers have been helping people discover their heritage for more than thirty years. As one of the United States’ largest genealogical firms, we have assisted thousands of families to organize, chart, and verify their ancestral lines.Price & Associates uses the best software andgenealogy resources available, and even provides access to free databases and researching aids to everyone interested in their family history.

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