The latest additions to the Geelong and District database and web site include the first part of the index to a new book – Pioneering Days: a woman’s life compiled by the Colac & District Family History Group. The group has spent almost 10 years compiling the data and it definitely warrants a full index. Apart from the terrific content, so many of the entries include funeral details from local newspapers which has resulted in a huge number of people mentioned throughout the book. It would be impossible to include all of these in the printed index, therefore it warranted a full computerised index.
Only 71 pages have been indexed so far but that has resulted in almost 2,000 entries. Multiple entries for people will let you check the book for the date of the funeral(s) and therefore act as a local directory for these people. The book can be purchased from the Colac & District Family History Group.
We also have more additions to the Geelong & District Midwives collection from the Victoria Government Gazette – it still amazes me how popular this series is!
We now have 1,400,503 records in the Geelong and District database.
This is what’s been added since the last major update on 7 May:
- Pioneering Days: a woman’s life – Book – 1,990 entries
- Geelong District: Midwives from the Victoria Government Gazette 1933-34, 1936-39 – 487 entries
Details on these indexes can be found in the Geelong & District Potpourri pages.
And don’t forget to search again for your ancestors in the Geelong & District Database – they could have been in the last load of additions!