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From: Judy Webster <>
Subject: [GEELONG] Have you compiled an index?
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 11:50:04 +1100

Have you compiled an index that would be of use to other family
historians? Or perhaps you are contemplating such a project? You are
urged to register the project (free of charge) with the Central Register of
Indexing Projects in Australia. The Register helps to prevent duplication
of indexing projects, and (if you wish) it can provide free publicity for
your project via an entry in the book "Specialist Indexes in Australia: a
Genealogist's Guide". You must use a special registration form to submit a
brief description of the index and a contact address. Indexes suitable for
registration include those for cemeteries, newspapers, school records,
Government Gazettes, Police Gazettes, local history collections, published
books, records held by archives, and Australia-wide one-name studies.

Most indexes are for Australian sources, but indexes *compiled in
Australia* from *overseas sources* are also eligible (for example, Scottish
census indexes compiled by Australians).

See <> for important information,
guidelines, and a registration form. If you want free publicity via
"Specialist Indexes", the closing date for entries is 31st March 2003. You
MUST submit details on the special form (*not* by replying to this
message), and you MUST supply a postal (snail mail) address. No exceptions!

For practical advice on the traps involved in compiling and using indexes,
see <>. This has recently been
updated with more examples of things that cause lists of names to sort
incorrectly, and suggestions on how to index names beginning with O'.

Please do *NOT* reply to this message, as it probably won't reach
me. Refer to <>, which explains
how to contact me.

Judy Webster
Judy Webster, PO Box 5043, Algester, QLD 4115, Australia.
B.App.Sc.(Med.Tech), Grad.Dip. Local & Applied History.
Indexes/advice: <>

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