The Guild Indexes This page shows the various on-line Indexes relative to One-Name Studies offered on the Guild website. The Marriages of the World, Inscriptions and Modern Newspaper Indexes are available to all. Guild members can access the other Indexes by clicking on the appropriate image. Alternatively, both members and non-members can use the “Surname Search” facility above to identify where your name of interest occurs throughout the Guild’s resources, including all of these indexes. Marriages of the World The Marriages of the World Index is available to all. It contains worldwide marriages up to 60 years ago contributed by Guild members. The object of the Index is to enable you to find Guild members that you may have connections with. Inscriptions Index The Inscriptions Index, also available to all, is an index to names listed on a variety of inscriptions such as schools honours boards, local war memorials, dedication plaques, society trophies, etc., and linking through to photographs of the inscriptions. Modern Newspaper Index In loving memory of her mother, one of our members has made available an index of newspaper announcements collected over decades since the 1950s, primarily in the UK. Available to all, come see if your surname features. Probate Index Unlike Calendars of Wills, which are organised by name of testator, this is an index of people named in Wills whose surnames differ from that of the testator. It is available to Guild members. GMI Marriage index The classic GMI (Guild Marriage Index) is available to Guild members and contains marriages between study name and spouse in England and Wales, 1837-1945. May also be used to infer, by the use of Cardinal Points, where marriages took place even if they do not appear in the GMI. World Wide Marriage Index Available to Guild members, even though closed to new submissions, this is an all-inclusive index for any marriages, any time, anywhere. Gives the names of the marriage partners, the year (optionally the full date), and the country (optionally with full location details). More information may in most cases be obtained from the submitter. Scottish Index The Scottish equivalent of the GMI, containing details from Scottish marriages, is available to Guild members. It offers searchability for ALL names appearing on the Register page (both parents, including mother’s maiden name and any other names, also witnesses). BMD Vault Much more than a development of the GMI, this index for Guild members is designed to hold all the information provided on a birth, marriage or death record (from anywhere, any time), with all names indexed for search. If wished, the output from England-and-Wales entries can be in the form of “Faux Certificates”.