I is for Indexes Posted 11 April 2017 by Julie Goucher The one thing that most genealogists cannot resist is an Index, whether that be in a book, CD, article, or on a website. The Guild holds a number of indexes which are available to members. What is especially useful to members and non-members alike is that a search of the online Register using the search facility at the top right of the website as you can see from this image. The search reveals any instances of that surname held within the Guild’s arsenal of indexes in addition to the profile page for the surname if it is registered. I searched for the surname of Butcher as I knew that it would yield a variation of results. This slide shows that the Guild has the following indexes: Marriage Indexes 1837-1911 Probate Index Scottish Index Worldwide Marriage Index Inscriptions Index BMD Index Members are encouraged to submit their material from their own research in addition to any One-Name Study or Surname Study. This is a great way to demonstrate the Guild ethos of members helping members. Our indexes are available to members and managed by volunteers under the support and guidance of Anne Shankland who is our Indexes Administrator. The BMD Index and Marriage Indexes are looked after by Cliff Kemball, Probate Index by Derrick Watson and the Worldwide Marriage Index by Marie Byatt. Does your surname appear as a registered study with the Guild or within the Guild indexes?