It just occurred to me (bearing in mind the recent discussions) that I ought
to remind Nottsgen subscribers (and inform the newer ones) about the
availability of the Notts Look-up Exchange, which you can find at
For anyone who doesn't know, the Look-up exchange lists volunteers and the
documents they are prepared to search. In many cases, they are books or
fiche which people have bought to assist with their own research. Some
examples of the kind of documents offered are: Census indexes, Parish
Register Transcripts, Trade Directories, Monumental Inscriptions lists etc.
Pages are available for all English counties and there is coverage of
Scotland, Wales and Isle of Man as well, via the main index at
*Please Note* ONLY the documents listed on the page are available for
searching. I still receive many requests from people asking me to look in
documents I don't have. (Many think I must have access to the local archives
office) You have to assume that the documents listed are the only ones
available to the volunteers listed next to the entry.
The Look-up Exchange is a good example of how, by volunteers joining
together, we can assist other researchers like ourselves. Obviously, the
more people who volunteer to the scheme the more useful it will become. If
anyone has books or fiche at home, relating to Nottinghamshire, which they
would be prepared to search for specific entries then I would be very
pleased to add you to the list.
I am on holiday for the next week, (fingers crossed for reasonable weather)
but if anyone has any queries regarding the Look-up Exchange please send
them to me directly and I will reply when I return.
Co-ordinator for Notts, Shropshire and Yorkshire West Riding Look-up