for England & Wales

As of October 2011

How to Contact Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group

Most of you have heard of this index, the first edition of which is now available on CDs. A number of you will have purchased it. However, you may not be aware that the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group is the only group in our county who is at present contributing to this project.

It takes many hours of work to transcribe each burial register, especially when the entries are hard to decipher. The transcripts are then sent for inputting onto computer and printouts are sent to us for checking. Sheets which need correcting are returned to the inputter who after any corrections are made, sends the completed work on disc to be merged into the NBI database under the control of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Below is a list of parishes and dates covered in the first edition.

Alsop-en-le-Dale, St. Michael1813-1884
Atlow, St. Philip & St. James1815-1989
Blackwell, St. Werburgh1685-1912
Belper Independent1799-1891
Bradley, All Saints1783-1891
Clifton, Holy Trinity1846-1922
Codnor, St. James1844-1898
Codnor Breach (Quaker)1779-1873
Darley, St. Helen1539-1909
Heanor, St. Lawrence1798-1837
Heanor Wesleyan1840-1903
Heath, Old Church, All Saints1664-1883
Ironville, Christ Church1852-1901
Ockbrook Moravian Church1752-1996
Osmaston by Ashb. St. Martin1743-1944
Pentrich, St. Matthew1813-1830
Pinxton, St. Helen1561-1877
Ripley, All Saints1821-1893
Wessington, Christ Church1858-1919
Parishes and dates covered and submitted for the second edition
Alfreton, St. Martin1706-1881
Charlesworth Congregational1848-1884
Cromford, St. Mark1877-1919
Brackenfield, Holy Trinity1857-1997
Hazelwood, St. John1846-1904
Heanor Independent (Marlpool)1822-1837
Matlock, St. Giles1795-1875
Matlock Bath, Holy Trinity1845-1919
South Darley, St. Mary1846-1890
Wirksworth Cemetery1870-1919

Parishes and dates covered and submitted for the third edition

No list available at present.

We have so far contributed over 125,000 entries from over 54 parishes to the National Burial Index. Coverage of parishes for all counties can be seen on the Federation of Family History Societies web site, also information on how to purchase the DVD covering every county.

The transcribed burial registers, along with the transcriptions of marriage and baptism records are available for research at our Library in Birchwood Chapel, Birchwood Lane, Somercotes. Specific searches can be made for those who are not able to visit the Library. Please follow the guidelines below for contacting us - thank you.

Contacting Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group

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