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family research in Australia
« on: Wednesday 05 June 19 23:12 BST (UK) »
Hi family researchers. One of the most useful resources to track down Australian birth/weddings/death announcements is Trove from National Library of Australia (trove.nla.gov.au) All newspapers/gazettes in the country from earliest settlement in 1788 are digitised.This is a free service. Also maps diaries,journals,letters. etc. regards K Doyle

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Re: family research in Australia
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 23:28 BST (UK) »
Trove is a very popular resource for Australian records but not every newspaper has been digitised. In addition anyone looking for mentions of family needs to keep in mind that not every family placed bmd announcements in a newspaper, so don't be disappointed if you can't find your family events on Trove.

According to this the earliest newspaper was published in 1803:
https://www.nla.gov.au/content/newspaper-digitisation-program

An overview of what can be found on Trove:
https://help.nla.gov.au/trove/using-trove/getting-to-know-us

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Re: family research in Australia
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 23:54 BST (UK) »
Welcome,

May I mention that there are excellent resources  listed on the RChat Australia  Resources board including of course Trove and many other free live links. And the main Australia board is always active with interesting queries.


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Re: family research in Australia
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12 June 19 09:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks for Trove comments. Yes only 99.9% perfect. Nevertheless a worthwhile and exciting place for all researchers regarding information on every State and Teritory in Australia, plus thousands of pieces of information added every day.
Ken Doyle