Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Brisbane Hospital admissions index

You will see some differences between my index to Brisbane Hospital admissions for part of 1887, and the index compiled recently by Qld State Archives. In some cases we interpreted the handwriting differently (see my advice re handwriting) and in other cases one of us made a mistake. No index is perfect, and there are mistakes in the Archives' index and in mine. (I have fixed a couple of mistakes on my Web page.)

I am disappointed that the Archives wasted staff/volunteers' time by duplicating work that I did years ago. There are hundreds of other wonderful sources that they could have indexed instead! And they were aware of my index, because I donated a copy for use in their Public Search Room.

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