This brief FAQ below will walk you through the process and answer some of the most common questions.
Can I enter a Lustron that isn’t mine?
Anyone can add a Lustron to the Lustron Locator. You don’t need to be the owner, however you will need to know the street address and zip code. If you don’t know the zip code, you can find it here.
Why do I need the zip code?
The database is linked to a Google Map which depicts all the Lustrons contained in the database. In order to do this a zip code is needed so that the information can be geocoded (glossary).
How do I add a Lustron?
Before adding a Lustron, search the Locator to make sure your Lustron isn’t already listed. If it is listed already and you would like to edit that entry, you will need to submit a request to the Lustron Locator Administrator. This helps safeguard the quality of the content submitted. To edit or add to an existing Lustron record that you did not create, click here (add link). To add on or edit an entry for an existing entry that you did create, click here. If you are already registered, click here to Login.
If your Lustron is not already listed in the Locator, you will need to create a new entry. In order to create a new entry you will need to create a login ID. The login ID ensures that only you will be able to edit or add data to your entry. Click here to register.
I submitted my Lustron, why can’t I find it in the Locator?
After you fill out the form, it needs to be approved by the Lustron Administrator before it can be posted to the site. You will receive an e-mail when your entry is posted to the site. It could take as much as 72 hours for your entry to be approved and posted. Any subsequent changes or amendments to your initial entry must also be approved by the administrator. We apologize for the delay, but quality is important and that means that we have to check every posting.
Do I have to fill out the whole form in one session?
Yes. When you are creating your initial entry, you must fill in all the required fields, complete as much of the form as possible and submit the form to be approved by the administrator.
Best of all, if you should decide at a future date that you’d like to complete a draft National Register form (link to the Nominator Intro), or create a Scrapbook (link to the Scrapbook) for your writing, your information will automatically be shared with the Nominator, reducing the amount of information you will need to provide.