Projects

Monumental Inscription Recording

The Monumental Inscription Recording project is carried out during the months of  April – September and is co-ordinated by Angela Golding. Volunteers are welcome to attend any of the Tuesday recording sessions.

Contact Angela Golding  on 01432 274438 for list of parishes being recorded. This is subject to change depending on the numbers attending the sessions and the completion of each churchyard.

If you are not able to attend in person, perhaps you may be able to help by typing or checking against transcripts. Any help is appreciated.

An index is compiled from the resultant data and is available for sale, in PDF format, either on a CD or as a digital download.

See Publications page for details of parishes which have been completed.

See below for an example of a transcription from one of the published MIs

Headstone {Flowers}, Sandstone.

Cherished memories of / our dear mother / EDITH A. EDWARDS / Died 25th March 1968 / Aged 68 years / Also / fond memories of / our brother / ALBERT C. EDWARDS / Died 25th March 1967 / Aged 38 years / Gone, but not forgotten.

Headstone {Foliage & I.H.S.}, Sandstone.

In loving memory / SUSANAH CHANDLER / Who died Feb 8th 1944 / Aged 78 years / Peace perfect peace / Also of her son / JOSEPH CHARLES / CHANDLER / Who died Aug 6th 1954 / Aged 57 years.

 

Volunteers needed to help re-type Monumental Inscriptions

Recently we have started a new project to re-type some of the old Monumental Inscription files and produce them on CD.  Perhaps this is something you can help with wherever you are in the world.  I send you a pdf file and you just re-type it into a new Word or similar text editor document. Contact the Editor Phil Bufton for details

 

National Burials Index

The National Burials Index project is an on-going process of recording from the original parish registers the burials in Herefordshire. This is part of a national project co-ordinated by the Federation of Family History Societies. For more information see http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/overview.php

We meet on the first Friday of each month at the Hereford Record Office from 5pm – 7pm.  Volunteers are always welcome to attend: please contact the NBI Co-ordinator Yve James for more details.

Yve James, Fir Tree Cottage, Tickbridge Lane, Hamnish, Leominster, HR6 0QL
e-mail NBI Co-ordinator

See below an extract from the index detailing burials in Abbey Dore:

Example of Burials Printout

Surname Christian Name Age Year Month Day Status Relationship Abode Occupation
COOKE Ann inf 1813 Apr 16 il Mary Dore
WATKINS Thomas 1 1813 Apr 25 so John & Elizabeth Dore
WATKINS Ann 90 1813 Apr 28 wd Francis Dore blacksmith
JONES Mary 33 1813 May 7 wi William Hereford blacksmith

 

 

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