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Presentation for Coffs Harbour Family History Association, 2012

Presentation for Coffs Harbour Family History Association, 2012

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  • 1. A Dream Come True Coffs Harbour Family History Society Botanic Gardens 26 May 2012 Sharon BrennanTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. Mornings with Alex Sloan Interview with Rose Holley, 7 September 2010 Sharon Brennan Coffs Harbour 26 May 2012Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. • 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. As of todayTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. 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. June 1933 - December 1982 Cover image 3 August 1960 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/imageservice/nla.news-page4822093/printTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 10. My most interesting find! The Courier Mail, Thursday 8th June 1950, p. 5Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. Note the father’s missing fingerTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 13. Country news in city newspapers The Brisbane Courier, Friday 18th November 1927, p. 11Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. The Moreton Courier, Monday 13 September 1852, p. 1Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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
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  • 18. Search term Coffs Harbour Pictures BooksTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 19. Websites Newspapers JournalsTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 20. MapsTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 21. Archived websites Music, sound, videoTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 22. Lists Diaries, letters, archivesTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 23. People and organisations Note - subscribeTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 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. LinkTuesday, 26 June 12
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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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