The following book indexes have recently been added to GENUKI/Devon:
"Barnstaple's Vanished Lace Industry" - Bob Lemon
"The Borough of a Thousand Years: 930 - 1930" [Barnstaple] - Bob Lemon
Altogether sixty book indexes have now been made available on-line
in GENUKI/Devon, since the project began (in February 1999), and a further
thirty-three indexes are in preparation, by various volunteers.
Have YOU thought of offering to prepare an index?
Full details of the Devon Book Indexing Project can be found at:
Links at the top and bottom of this page will take you to a full list of
books currently being indexed, together with links to the already completed
indexes, though these are of course also linked to from the appropriate
places in the relevant GENUKI/Devon pages.
Note that the Devon Search facility searches all the GENUKI/Devon pages
including all these indexes - though it can take a week for newly added
pages to be incorporated into the search facility, since it is updated
automatically just at weekends.
The GENUKI/Devon parish pages list a very large number of published parish
histories and other books - some still in print, many available via a good
reference library. I would expect that many of DEVON-L's over one
thousand subscribers have identified one or mare particular parishes as the
source of a number of their ancestors - and are, I would hope, trying to
learn all they can about the environment in which they lived, via such
books. (Just finding the names and dates of one's ancestors is, after all a
pretty arid exercise.)
Needless to say, I will be pleased to hear from further volunteers who are
willing to make a lasting contribution to Devon genealogy by preparing (or
obtaining the author's permission to copy) an index to one or more of the
books, whether or not already listed in GENUKI/Devon, that they have found
to be of value in their own researches.
Meanwhile, my thanks to those who have completed, and/or who are still
labouring on, book indexes for GENUKI/Devon.
Dept. of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, UK
EMAIL = Brian.Randell(a)newcastle.ac.uk PHONE = +44 191 222 7923
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