The Journal indexing project is aimed at making the historical research embodied in our annual Journal more accessible to historians, schools and the interested public. This would be achieved by visitors to our website being able to search the Journals using keywords and tags to find the subject, place or person they are interested in. Currently, historians can only consult a Contents index for each Journal i.e. by title of the article, but this is a very far cry from a proper index and in comparison of far less value.
The digital indexing has made the Society’s Journals more accessible and benefits historians, research academics, schools, TV and radio researchers, Welsh descendants in UK and abroad, other historical societies and research bodies such as the National Library of Wales, the Royal Commission, the County Archives and Pembrokeshire as a whole.
Experience has shown that the time required to upload, proof read and edit each journal was under estimated when drawing up the project plan. Far more scanning errors than expected have occurred. Also, an inhibitor appears to be the poor broadband speeds available in parts of the county, which have impacted on uploading and editing.
”Overall, the project has been a rewarding exercise, extending the skill-set of the members involved. It has established an online offering that will hopefully prove to be a cornerstone of the society’s ongoing mission to promote an interest in local history to the wider public.”
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).