|Craven Indexes was formally
known as Dovelands Publishing. In 2007 the name
was changed to Craven Indexes.
The reason for the name change was mainly to
reflect what the website was all about, that is
a collection of Indexes from Church Records and
Graveyards in and around Craven, Skipton in the
The indexes have been compiled over the past 30
years by Josie Walsh and the website is maintained
by her son Mark.
Craven Indexes is more or less a hobby website
that started when Josie started to publish the
indexes so that others could share the
information that she has transcribed over the
past 30 years.
The indexes were first published in A5 booklet
format but before long more and more people were
emailing asking questions so in 2004 Mark
pointed out that family history is been done on
the computers and also online so why not make
the indexes available online?
Josie agreed so Mark converted all the indexes
in to Adobe PDF Files and built the website.