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British Isles Vital Records Index
« on: Sunday 09 April 06 20:41 BST (UK) »


I have the British Isles Vital Records Index 1st Edition from the FamilySearch.org Site (Latterday Saints)

I see there is a 2nd edition, but I'm reluctant to buy it as I have never found a single relative on the first (Although I have found many on the FREE website).

Does anyone own the 2nd edition, and is it any good?

Thanks

Anita
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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 April 06 00:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Anita I have the 2nd edition and I have found quite a few of my relations on it that aren't on Familysearch. It depends on the area you want, mine are in Northumberland.  If you post who you are looking for someone can look for you,   Jabawak
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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 April 06 14:39 BST (UK) »
My problem is that I like to browse them too, and try different places or name spelling. I can't expect people to want to do that for me.

Nothing beats that 'get your answers now' feeling either :)

Anita
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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 April 06 14:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

I've got the 2nd Edition. I've found lots of my Scottish relatives on it and my husband's Wiltshire ancestors. It really depends on which area. it's very poor for Wales.

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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 April 06 17:11 BST (UK) »
See here for exact coverage:

http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/

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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 April 06 17:54 BST (UK) »
I see it has a few Irish records.

How much is it Please and what address do you send to?  I can never find this info on the LDS site

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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 April 06 19:45 BST (UK) »
I think if you click on one of the tabs at the top - publications - it takes you to the right place. I phoned up their main office in Birmingham (phone no given there), gave my plastic and received it very quickly. it didn't cost much - 4-5 year ago I think.

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Here we are, its:  399 Garrets Green Lane, Birmingham. B33 0OUH
Tel no: 0121 7852200
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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #7 on: Monday 10 April 06 20:44 BST (UK) »
On the website it's $20. What's that about 16 quid?


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Re: British Isles Vital Records Index
« Reply #8 on: Monday 10 April 06 21:43 BST (UK) »
It was 22.95 a few years ago.

See this thread:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,29667.msg113879.html#msg113879

and

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,16342.msg58774.html#msg58774

Nell

PS Don't buy from USA if you live in UK - you will be charged VAT when it arrives here.  $20 suddenly becomes a lot more!
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