We have added a new search filter for the Spouse in Burial records. This means you can now filter your search results further and zero in on the record you want. For example, let’s say you run a search for the burial of a woman named Jane Wanless, but you get 10 or 20 results. Now you can add the first name of her husband “Johnson” as Spouse’s First Name and run your search again; this time, you will see only one record, that of “Jane Wanless, wife of Johnson Wanless”. This filter has been available for marriages for a long time, but we have just made it available in burials (including cemetery registers). Also, you don’t have to use a surname for this search; you could simply run a search for women named Jane with a spouse named Richard (although I wouldn’t recommend that, as you will get far too many results to be useful – but this can be a useful tool if you have uncommon first names and a surname with highly variable spelling or a history of being mis-transcribed).
As usual, by adding new code, I may have broken some existing code, so please do let me know if you see any unusual behavior on the site in the next few days.