A Dream Come True                        Coffs Harbour Family History Society                                  Botanic Gar...
Outline                      • What is Trove?                      • How do you access Trove?                      • What ...
Mornings with Alex Sloan Interview with Rose Holley, 7 September 2010                                                     ...
What is Trove?                      • A world first initiative of the National Library of                        Australia ...
• Knowing you have made a significant difference to                        providing easy access to Australian history, and...
As of todayTuesday, 26 June 12
How do you access Trove?                      • A computer or mobile device                      • Internet access        ...
What can you find on Trove?                      • Full text of major Australian newspapers 1803-1954                      ...
June 1933 - December 1982              Cover image 3 August 1960                                          http://trove.nla...
My most                  interesting                     find!                      The Courier Mail, Thursday 8th June 195...
My saddest find                                 Blog entries                      The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River Gener...
Note the father’s             missing fingerTuesday, 26 June 12
Country news in city newspapers                      The Brisbane Courier, Friday 18th November 1927, p. 11Tuesday, 26 Jun...
Verification of                             family stories                      • Ellen Sullivan was murdered by aboriginal...
The Moreton Courier, Monday 13 September 1852, p. 1Tuesday, 26 June 12
What else have I discovered?                      • My great grandfather was wounded by a bull                      • My g...
Tuesday, 26 June 12
Search term                      Coffs Harbour                      Pictures            BooksTuesday, 26 June 12
Websites                                 Newspapers                      JournalsTuesday, 26 June 12
MapsTuesday, 26 June 12
Archived websites     Music, sound, videoTuesday, 26 June 12
Lists Diaries, letters, archivesTuesday, 26 June 12
People and organisations                           Note - subscribeTuesday, 26 June 12
• Why login to Trove?                      • Edit the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and delete tags and             ...
Tuesday, 26 June 12
LinkTuesday, 26 June 12
Sharon Brennan                      Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
Sharon Brennan                      Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
Trove Tips -1                       • Start with a broad search then narrow using filters on                         Trove ...
Trove Tips -2                      • Do a NEAR search for names with the tilde key (~),                        which will ...
Trove Tips -3                       • Repeat searches on a regular basis as new content is                         added r...
Trove Tips -4                      • Use the RSS Feed button from the bottom of search results                        scre...
Contributions to Trove Community                      • 52 552 newspaper text corrections today                      • 3 2...
Trove and Flickr                      • Did you know you can add your images to Trove to                        help build...
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Trove

  1. 1. A Dream Come True Coffs Harbour Family History Society Botanic Gardens 26 May 2012 Sharon BrennanTuesday, 26 June 12
  2. 2. Outline • What is Trove? • How do you access Trove? • What might you find on Trove for family history? • The Trove home page • Registering with Trove • Printing and saving from Trove • Text correction on Trove • Tagging, collaborating on Trove • Questions Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  3. 3. Mornings with Alex Sloan Interview with Rose Holley, 7 September 2010 Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  4. 4. What is Trove? • A world first initiative of the National Library of Australia • A repository of Australian material • An integrated searchable database of newspapers, books, magazines, maps, theses, pictures, sound recordings • A wonderful free resource for all family historians Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  5. 5. • Knowing you have made a significant difference to providing easy access to Australian history, and are helping people to find things in seconds that previously took months or even years is hugely rewarding • Rose Holley interviewed in Inside History magazine No 2 Jan-Feb 2011, p. 13 Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  6. 6. As of todayTuesday, 26 June 12
  7. 7. How do you access Trove? • A computer or mobile device • Internet access • An open mind • Time, time, time and even more time Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  8. 8. What can you find on Trove? • Full text of major Australian newspapers 1803-1954 • Birth, Marriage and Death announcements • Shipping news • Advertisements • Legal notices • Sound recordings • Pictures • Maps Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  9. 9. June 1933 - December 1982 Cover image 3 August 1960 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/imageservice/nla.news-page4822093/printTuesday, 26 June 12
  10. 10. My most interesting find! The Courier Mail, Thursday 8th June 1950, p. 5Tuesday, 26 June 12
  11. 11. My saddest find Blog entries The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Thursday 7 March 1861 Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  12. 12. Note the father’s missing fingerTuesday, 26 June 12
  13. 13. Country news in city newspapers The Brisbane Courier, Friday 18th November 1927, p. 11Tuesday, 26 June 12
  14. 14. Verification of family stories • Ellen Sullivan was murdered by aboriginals somewhere north of Armidale • Year unknown • A search of BDM’s proved difficult and inconclusive without the purchase of more than one death certificate Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  15. 15. The Moreton Courier, Monday 13 September 1852, p. 1Tuesday, 26 June 12
  16. 16. What else have I discovered? • My great grandfather was wounded by a bull • My grandfather was kicked by a horse and injured his eye • Another great grandfather was in a critical condition after being caught in a horse’s reins • My husband’s great, great grandfather was assaulted and robbed in his house at night • Many detailed marriage reports • More details about several accidental deaths • What have you discovered? Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  17. 17. Tuesday, 26 June 12
  18. 18. Search term Coffs Harbour Pictures BooksTuesday, 26 June 12
  19. 19. Websites Newspapers JournalsTuesday, 26 June 12
  20. 20. MapsTuesday, 26 June 12
  21. 21. Archived websites Music, sound, videoTuesday, 26 June 12
  22. 22. Lists Diaries, letters, archivesTuesday, 26 June 12
  23. 23. People and organisations Note - subscribeTuesday, 26 June 12
  24. 24. • Why login to Trove? • Edit the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and delete tags and comments • Create lists • Create private tags and comments, readable only by you. • Keep track of your newspaper corrections • What are tags? • Basically labels or keywords you attach to articles Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
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  26. 26. LinkTuesday, 26 June 12
  27. 27. Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  28. 28. Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  29. 29. Trove Tips -1 • Start with a broad search then narrow using filters on Trove • You can browse or search newspapers • Use inverted commas to enclose phrases • Boolean searches • AND, OR and NOT and brackets to create boolean expressions. You can use a minus sign next to the word in place of NOT • Try variations of surnames, e.g. Halloran, O’Halloran Thanks to Jill BallTuesday, 26 June 12
  30. 30. Trove Tips -2 • Do a NEAR search for names with the tilde key (~), which will pick up names within 2 workds of each other d.g. “Sharon Brennan”~2 • Search for family name plus town of residence • Don’t restrict searches to local newspapers - interstate papers often reported on news from other areas • Search for photos of Churches, Towns of significance to the family • Check for funeral was well as death notices - there may only have been one Thanks to Jill Ball aka GeniausTuesday, 26 June 12
  31. 31. Trove Tips -3 • Repeat searches on a regular basis as new content is added regularly • Use Trove to date newspaper clippings found amongst family papers • Paste corrected text from Trove into a note in your genealogy program • Regularly check the list of newspapers which have been recently digitised Thanks to Jill Ball aka GeniausTuesday, 26 June 12
  32. 32. Trove Tips -4 • Use the RSS Feed button from the bottom of search results screens to get updates for topics you have searched • Read the news of the day for a family event - to give social context • Check the weather of the day for a family event - further context • Zooming to about 65% makes newspaper articles easy to read • If a page is missing contact Trove Thanks to Jill Ball aka GeniausTuesday, 26 June 12
  33. 33. Contributions to Trove Community • 52 552 newspaper text corrections today • 3 201 photos have been contributed via Flickr this month • 9 062 items tagged this week • 1 221 comments added this month Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  34. 34. Trove and Flickr • Did you know you can add your images to Trove to help build a picture of Australian life? • What is Flickr? • Instructions here. Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
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