Our members have spent many hours over the years indexing our library for ease of locating names in books on the shelves. We can now go straight to the page in the book and copy it for you. Look ups are $5 each and the details for payment are on the Research page.
The headings on the PDF indexes are self explanatory however some extra information is:
- Date is the date of the event mentioned on the page
- Spelling is as it is on the page.
- The ACC# is the book accession number in our library and there is a button to take you to the details on what the book is called.
- Location is where the book is in our library – the colours are the colours on the actual shelf so we can find it.
There are also various other lists that have been added for your interest.
Our volunteers have (and continue) to index relevant books in our extensive library. This creates a list by Surname (or Business Name). Then we also include: State, Town, Year, Book Acc #, Page # and the location of the book in our library. We are currently up to approx 480,000 individual entries. This assists both you and us as by clicking on the relevant button above (ie: Smith will be in the S list), this will bring up a PDF file. If you do a Control F then you can search for the name you are looking for. You should be able to see from the location maybe what the reference may be ie: Cemetery location will mean is is likely a burial.
If you do find a name you are interested in, then you can record the Book Acc# and then click on the button above Book List and this will be in numerical order and will tell you the name of the book or publication the name appears in. If you then would like to obtain a copy – feel free to contact us and we will assist. We do charge a minimal fee to locate the reference, copy it and forward it to you and this will depend on how many points of interest you require. Email to our Research Officer and they can assist you. Please see information on the Research page for contact details.
Please be aware that this is NOT a complete listing and the indexing is an ongoing and extremely time consuming process. We will update the listing a few times per year on this site. The information on the top of the PDF of names will show you the date the list was last updated. If the name you are looking for is not on the listing – it does not mean that we do not have any information on the name – again ask the question of our research officer.