Reasons to celebrate: more indexes added!

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To celebrate the New Year, more indexes have been added to the Geelong & District Database.

Recent indexes added:

  • Murroon State School No. 940: students [VPRS 4123]
  • Travancore passengers: Geelong Advertiser 1849
  • Duneed / Mt Moriac Police Occurences Book [Police Department Geelong District]
  • Geelong & District Surnames of Interest
  • Remembering our Anzacs [publication]
  • The Queenscliffe Lifeboat : Wreck and Rescue at Port Phillip Heads [publication]
  • St Mary’s, Geelong (RC) baptisms 1867-1872
  • Leigh Shire Voters Roll 1872

Details on most of these indexes can be found in the Geelong & District Potpourri pages.

Looking back at what our local volunteers have achieved in 2011:

  • 9th January 2011 – 785,753 entries
  • 1st January 2012 – 890,126 entries
  • 104,373 entries added to the Geelong & District Database in 2011

If we managed the same number of entries in 2012, we would end up with 994,499 entries by 1st January 2013 – that’s rather scary!

Mind you, 2011 was an amazingly productive year so we should probably set out target at 950,000 entries by the start of 2013.

Then again we could be really rash and aim for 1,000,000 or is that just plain silly?

Oh who cares – our team of volunteers have been absolutely amazing and simply deserve a huge THANK YOU and WELL DONE!

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  1. Marie Lockyer

    I am grateful and full of admiration for the team of volunteers who are working so assiduously to provide us with easy access to a wealth of information.

    One million entries? Nothing would surprise me when Susie and her team are at work!

    Very best wishes to you all for 2012. Marie Lockyer

  2. geniaus

    Congratulations on a stunning year, the volunteers are to be congratulated on keeping their noses near the grindstone.

    You also deserve congratulations for leading the way with a blog that gives news of your activities and celebrates your achievements. I hope more societies follow suit in the near future.

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