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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Registry of Deeds Index hits 200,000 entries milestone

The Register of Deeds Index Project has reached a new milestone, with more than 200,000 entries now included on the free website.

These entries have been extracted from 23,060 memorials of deeds, which often hold fabulously rich information for genealogists.

The project was started back in 2007 by Nick Reddan FIGRS who manages the site and co-ordinates its team of volunteers. Announcing the latest update to the site, Nick was singing the praises of that team: "This wonderful result is only possible through the sustained efforts of the volunteers. We cannot thank them enough. While it is great to reach another milestone, there is still a vast amount of work to do to get close to full coverage."

True enough. Can you help the project? Do you have details from memorials that you've used in the course of your own research? Find out how to contribute abstracts and see the amount of work put in by named volunteers on the site (prepare to be impressed).