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Subject: Correction: (Australia)  Sydney Morning Herald Indexes Death Notices From 1831-2015

From: "Jan Meisels Allen"

Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015


It has come to my attention that in my October 19 posting I misinterpreted

who did the work for the 17 years of indexing of  death, funeral, probate

and full obituary notices from any Australian newspapers. In error, I

credited The Sydney Morning Herald. In reality, the indexing  was done by

volunteers. The project was started by the Sydney Dead Poets Society, and

completed by a small group of volunteers.


Volunteers should always get their rightful recognition and therefore, I

apologize for my misunderstanding and bravo to the Sydney Dead Poets Society

and the volunteers!


Thank you to Robyn Dryen, president of the Australian Jewish Genealogical

Society (Sydney) for correctly advising me about having the volunteers

receive the credit they deserve.


Every death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald 1831-2015 has now been

indexed and can be searched for free at: http://ryersonindex.net/search.php


If you have passed along or posted my original Alert it would be appreciated

if you would pass along and update and posting to reflect the appropriate

credit to the volunteers.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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Subject: (Australia)  Sydney Morning Herald Indexes Death Notices From 1831-2015

From: "Jan Meisels Allen"

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015


The Sydney Morning Herald has completed indexing every death notice since

1831-2015 (I tried several searches and found examples in 2015. This

represents 1,861,095  notices.  It took The Sydney Morning Herald 17 years

doing 2,000 death notices per week. In addition over 200,000 funeral notices

are included-some in addition to a death notice, many as a substitute for a

death notice.


The indexes are included in the Ryerson Index which may be accessed at :

http://www.ryersonindex.org/  


On the right side is a tab that says "Search Ryerson". When this new window

opens,  click on the drop down box for newspapers and click on Sydney

Morning Herald and at least fill in the surname you are searching. The

search results will list the type of notice-i.e. death, with the person's

given and surnames, date of occurrence notice, age of the person, other

details, publication and published date.


Ryerson is a free service.


Thank you to Helen Gardner for informing us of this helpful tool for those

researching Australian family.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee