National Burial Index

Church burials 1800-1851

The National Burial Index was sponsored by the Federation of Family History Societies in which this society participated. The index for Hertfordshire is, apart from minor revisions, now fully complete.

This Society has about 137,000 names recorded, mainly between 1800 and 1851, from the records of churches and chapels across the county. Where possible, transcriptions are from the original parish registers. In a few cases, Brent Pelham for example, the parish is so small that the original 1813 register is still in use. We have, therefore, worked from transcripts deposited at Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies. Occasionally church registers are damaged and incomplete. Northaw is a prime example. The register was damaged by fire and very little has survived in any form. For your information, a list of the parishes recorded and the number of burials recorded: N.B.I. Records for Hertfordshire

Note: The Federation of Family History Societies that sponsored the National Burial Index project has all data submitted by individual societies on a CD available for purchase from them. If you have already purchased the NBI CD ROM from the Federation and have a Hertfordshire name, then the Society may be able to provide additional information.


We provide a search service on the National Burial Index for Hertfordshire which is available either by mail using our form of through the GENfair site operated by the Federation of Family History Societies

For search requests by mail: N.B.I. Search Form (pdf).

For search requests through the Federation site: GENfair Search. By taking this option you will be leaving this site but you may always return.

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