FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject England Parish Tables: Fixing National Burial Index Years

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

To change the National Burial Index (NBI) years in every table to correspond with each parish.

Website[edit | edit source]

National Burial Index for England & Wales parish list. Scroll down to the county.

Task List[edit | edit source]

County Spreadsheet
Cambridgeshire Parish List
Cumberland Parish List
Durham Parish List
Essex Parish List
Gloucestershire Parish List
Herefordshire Parish List
Hertfordshire Parish List
Huntingdonshire Parish List
Lincolnshire Parish List
Northamptonshire Parish List
Northumberland Parish List
Nottinghamshire Parish List
Somerset Parish List
Staffordshire Parish List
Suffolk Parish List
Surrey Parish List
Warwickshire Parish List
Worcestershire Parish List
Yorkshire East Riding Parish List
Yorkshire North Riding Parish List
Yorkshire West Riding Parish List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1[edit | edit source]

1. Choose a county to work in and click on the corresponding Parish List.
2. Go to a parish page (links are in the Parish List for each county). Find the "Church records" heading and click "Edit source" next to it.
3. We will be fixing the NBI years to be the correct years for each parish.
The NBI is code we will be changing is:
NBI 1 img 1.png
The code is found here:
NBI 1 img 6 Update.png

Step 2[edit | edit source]

1. Go to National Burial Index Parish List and scroll down to the county you are working on.
2. Find the parish you are currently working on in the table. The table lists the starting and ending years for burial records in each parish.
For example: the parish of Arlesey has burial records from 1559 to 1852.
Bedfordshire Part 2 img 5.png

If Parish in Table Multiple Times[edit | edit source]

The parish may be listed multiple times if there are multiple churches or congregations in the parish (such as Church of England, Quakers, Methodists, etc.). The type of congregation can be found in the "Dedication" column. Only add Church of England congregations.

For example: the parish of Ampthill has the Methodist, Quakers, and St. Andrew dedications in the parish.
Bedfordshire Part 2 img 6.png

To determine which dedications are Church of England, look for ones that begin with "St" or are called "All Saints" or "Holy Trinity". These are the Church of England chapels. Ignore the congregations of Baptist, Methodist, Congregational, Quakers, Workhouse, Episcopal, Protestant Dissenters, and Asylum.

For example: for the parish of Amptill, ignore the Methodist and Quakers denominations and only add the years for St Andrew (1602-1852) to the table.
Bedfordshire Part 2 img 9.png

Step 3[edit | edit source]

1. Go back to the code and change the years in the NBI to match what the table says.
For example: the NBI years for Arlesey is changed to 1559-1852
NBI 1 img 2.png

Step 4[edit | edit source]

1. Put "Changing NBI years" in the Summary box and then click "Save page."

If Parish Not in Table[edit | edit source]

If the parish is not found in the NBI table, delete the NBI section from the church records table. There are 2 places in the table that need to be deleted:

Location 1: near the beginning of the code:
NBI 1 img 5.png

Location 2: near the end of the code:
NBI 1 img 6 Update.png

NOTE: If you are unsure what to delete, put a note in the comments column of the spreadsheet and we will delete it for you.