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From: Dave Hills <>
Subject: Parish History Indexing
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 20:02:03 +0000


Hello list,
Although not a specialised Parish History, I have just completed indexing a 19thC book which has lots of names, places and ships relating to the history of smuggling. I have arranged it much the same way as Mick suggested, so that each entry can be seen in its context.

Anyone who is interested can see the result at:
http://www.hillsd.freeserve.co.uk/marhist/shoreidx.htm

Mick wrote:
>Imagine how much more useful it would be if our indexes linked
>together people, places and dates. With just a name index, a lot of
>people are going to be referring to the original book because they
>saw the name John Smith in the index only to find that it refers to a
>John Smith living some 100 years earlier than where their own
>interest lies.

Dave Hills, Essex UK

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