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General guidelines

  • Aim: To provide an index for names appearing in published writings (mainly related to Middle-earth) by J.R.R. Tolkien lacking an index.
  • The Tolkien Index is only a page reference index, not a dictionary or glossary. In general, only such names which are found as entries in, for example, The History of Middle-earth Index, will appear in the Tolkien Index database.


Completed projects

Current projects

  • Index of Names for The Fall of Arthur: indexed to page 102 (of 233) as of 31 August 2013. (See also Index log.)
  • Index of Names for Parma Eldalamberon 11: indexed to page 35 (of 75) as of 11 August 2012. (See also Index log.)
  • Index of Names for Parma Eldalamberon 15: indexed to page 10 (of 121) as of 25 May 2014. (See also Index log.)
  • Index of Names for Vinyar Tengwar 43: indexed to page 7 (of 38) as of 10 March 2013. (See also Index log.)
  • Index of Names for Vinyar Tengwar 27.

Planned projects

  • Index of Names for the manuscripts by Tolkien published in issues of Parma Eldalamberon, Vinyar Tengwar, and Beyond Bree. Also, The Road Goes Ever On, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and the Appendices of The Book of Lost Tales.

Contact information

  • The Tolkien Index is a moderated project. If you wish to contribute to the project, or if you note any errors or want to give suggestions, contact Morgan Thomsen.

Project contributors

  • Morgan Thomsen (Sweden) — owner and main contributor.
  • Daniel Helen (UK) — webmaster.


For assistance with the creation of this index, we would like to extend a special thanks to Shaun Gunner. We are furthermore indebted to participants of the Indexers' Discussion List, in particular among them Gloria R. Hamilton, for suggestions specific to the craft of indexing. For support and various comments, we would also like to thank Marcel Aubron-Bülles, Troels Forchhammer, Nelson Goering, Harm J. Schelhaas, Kristin Thompson, and Olof Venema.

See also