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England & Wales Death Index 2007-2015

Postby meekhcs » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:13 pm

Quick question

I have several relatives who passed away between 2005 and 2015 but so far I haven't found any of them in the above Index on the Ancestry website.

I note in the blurb that the collection only accounts for 55% of deaths in this period. Does anyone have any further ino on this collection please eg which area are covered and /or when/whether it will be extended?

Many thanks
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Re: England & Wales Death Index 2007-2015

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:51 pm

According to Ancestry, it comes from:
Source Information
Ancestry.com. England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: GreyPower Deceased Data. compiled by Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire.


As for what that means, the best that Google can do for me....
You can find out more about Wilmington Millennium here: http://www.wilmingtonmillennium.co.uk/ One of their products is:
Mortascreen and Halo, the UK's leading deceased data files used for direct mail suppression, mortality fraud and identity theft prevention
... The data apparently comes from funeral directors and obituaries. It is then packaged for marketing companies to ensure they don't contact the deceased.

From http://elizabethwalne.co.uk/blog/2015/1/22/new-collection-of-death-records-on-ancestry-2007-2013-from-v.html

I can't see it being extended to cover missing deaths in that period because the GRO are stuck with the obsession that they can't supply / see the stuff.
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Re: England & Wales Death Index 2007-2015

Postby ermin79 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:00 pm

This does not answer the original question and you may well already be doing this, but you could use the government probate site until publication of a complete death index is sorted. It looks like wills granted probate up to the end January 2017 are showing (as of today).

I know not everyone has a will, and it could be difficult for searching common names, but searches are free and it will give you a date of death on the results page

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
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Re: England & Wales Death Index 2007-2015

Postby meekhcs » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:22 pm

Thank you Both
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