Find your ancestors in National Burial Index for England & Wales

Each record includes a transcript of the original burial records. The amount of information in each record may vary but most will include the following:

  • Name and age
  • Birth year*
  • Death year
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Place of worship and denomination

*Birth year is determined by the age given at the time of death. The age was usually supplied by a relative or someone close to the deceased. However, if the age was unknown it may have been estimated which will be reflective in the calculated Birth year.

Discover more about the National Burial Index

The project of creating the National Burial Index began in 1994 and was first published in 2001 and contained 5.4 million records. The burial records, derived from parish registers, bishop’s transcripts, earlier transcripts or printed registers by local family history society volunteers have continued to grow, so much so that a second edition was published in 2004.

For further information about the Federation of Family History Societies and our contributing member societies please consult their partner pages.