What is the Name Index (NI) and how can I use it?

  • It is a large database of surnames and associated forenames (or initials where full forenames are not available) taken from poor law, baptism, burials and monumental inscriptions plus lots of other miscellaneous indexes
  • All recent ESFHS indexes are on the NI and other indexes that are in a suitable format are gradually being added to it
  • The NI will continually grow and improve so come back from time to time to see what has been added

How much and what do I get?

  • You buy a voucher (£5.00) under Research/Look-ups in our Name Index

via Parish Chest

  • Please include your email address to enable us to get in touch
  • Alternately you can send a cheque for £5.00 (sterling) to our Search Co-ordinator Rita Russell 1 Rose Cottages Plaistow Street LINGFIELD RH7 6AU
  • Please remember to include as much detail as possible, particularly dates.
  • Using either method, you will receive a list of relevant names to help with your research. When the name matches then get back in touch with our Search Co-ordinator for the additional information

The Name Index will also be available to search at ESFHS events such as the AGM and Online Fair plus some other family history fairs.

List of Name indices that we have transcribed click here.