Thursday, 10 January 2008

Newspaper index for Greenock and Inverclyde

The Watt Library in Greenock has announced a new series of BMD indexes drawn from local newspapers. the following is from their wesbite:

"The Watt Library Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths is compiled from the announcements made in local newspapers from the early nineteenth century to around 1913. It is part of a series of indices that contain over 100,000 references to people, places, ships and events that have appeared in local newspapers over the last two hundred years. The transcription of the index is not yet complete but work is ongoing and a substantial part of the first draft of the index is now available. As a first draft it may contain the odd typographical error. These will be removed in the final version. New downloads will be added to this page as the material becomes available. The index has been split into a set of downloads to make it easier to access. These files are primarily designed for computer searching. If you decide to print them out please remember they are very large and will require a lot of paper and ink cartridges."

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