Well, this is definitely an experiment – my first POLL and I have no idea what it will look like or how it will work! So forgive me if I get it all wrong. More and more people are trying to research where their ancestors lives, and who lived there before and after them. Rate Books are a great tool for this type of research.
The Bellarine Historical Society in conjunction with the Geelong Heritage Centre are applying for a grant to digitise the Shire of Bellarine Rate and Valuation Books – one of the few former shires in the region that doesn’t have them digitised yet! The digitised records will enable us to properly index them – the index will be online but not the digitised records – the grant will only cover so much and this is the first step!
We are gathering letters of support from organisations in our district but I wondered what sort of response we might get with a Blog Poll?
So here goes – the instructions say to paste this code … 🙂 Please participate and help us with the application!