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From: "Musgrove, Paula" <>
Subject: FW: Parish History Indexing - an Update
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 12:21:26 -0000


I have the book "Tapping at the Garden Gate: Everyday Life in the Village of
Sidbury during the Nineteenth Century" by Barbara Softly, and will create an
index for it.

Watch this space...

Paula Musgrove

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> From: Brian Randell[SMTP:]
> Sent: 21 February 1999 18:08
> To:
> Subject: Parish History Indexing - an Update
> Hi:
> I have so far had eight offers responding to my recent request for
> volunteers who would be willing to help make available on the Web full
> indexes to Devon-related books such as parish histories. The first of
> these
> indexes has already been completed and installed in GENUKI/Devon.
> The books now being indexed, and their indexers, are:
> "Ashburton, The Dartmoor Town" by Francis Pilkington - John Yolland
> "A history of the parish of Aveton-Giffard", by C.C. Shaw - Chris Burgoyne
> "Widecombe-in-the-Moor", by Stephen H. Woods - Judith
> "West-Country Poets : their lives and works", by W.H.Kearley Wright -
> Linda Cross
> "Teignmouth", by H J Trump - Pat Hughes
> "The Memory be Green - An Oral History of a Devon Village" (Littleham nr.
> Bideford) by Liz Shakespeare - Mick Curtis
> "A Story of Sidmouth and the villages of Salcombe Regis,
> Branscombe, Sidbury and Sidford", by Anna Sutton - Robin Holmes
> The first completed index is to:
> "Iddesleigh - A Parish in Devon" - Dick Williams
> To summarise what is being sought:
> Minimally, such an index should provide the full names of any
> Devon-related
> persons mentioned in the book, and all the page numbers on which these
> names appear. (The index could with benefit also contain index terms for
> places and events, and index terms corresponding to persons could include
> date and location details.)
> NOTE: Unless the book concerned is out of copyright, the index must either
> (i) be evidently newly-created (such as if the published book has no
> index,
> or only one containing much less information than the new index), or (ii),
> be placed on the Web only after having contacted and obtained permission
> from the copyright holder.
> I will be pleased to make space available for such indexes in the
> GENUKI/Devon pages - in which case the indexes will automatically be
> included in the GENUKI/Devon search facility - or to receive the URLs of
> the pages at which the indexers have placed their indexes. For further
> details see:
> Needless to say, I look forward to receiving more indexing offers! To
> repeat a comment in my original posting on this subject: There are now
> close to a thousand subscribers to DEVON-L. Just imagine if everyone
> produced just one such index, from a book that they possess or have
> borrowed from a library for the purpose! (I have not counted up the number
> of books that are listed in the GENUKI/Devon pages but I would guess that
> it is a couple of thousand or so by now, so there are plenty for you to
> choose from - though the obvious thing to do is to choose a book that you
> have found particularly useful in your own personal researches.) The
> resulting resource would be unmatched, since no such collection of indexes
> exists anywhere to my knowledge - even in the Westcountry Studies Library
> in Exeter, with its marvellous Burnett-Morris Index.
> Cheers
> Brian Randell
> Dept. of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne,
> NE1 7RU, UK
> EMAIL = PHONE = +44 191 222 7923
> FAX = +44 191 222 8232 URL =
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