Author Topic: Frank Herbert Dowsett  (Read 361 times)

Online matthewj64

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Re: Frank Herbert Dowsett
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 07 July 19 03:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue

I was given the information by one of his living relatives, but judging by the records uncovered I believe they are getting mixed up with Father and Son,  not Frank Herbert but Frank Melbourne knocked down by a car which you uncovered.

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Re: Frank Herbert Dowsett
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 July 19 04:29 BST (UK) »
Yes, I think that is the case. ;D
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11353415

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Re: Frank Herbert Dowsett
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 July 19 05:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Sue how do you keep finding this stuff

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Re: Frank Herbert Dowsett
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 07 July 19 05:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Sue how do you keep finding this stuff

Tom

I am by no means as proficient as some, but there are strategies for efficient searches on Trove which can make the filtering process easier and therefore "good hits" more likely.

One that is very useful is use of the little ~ symbol.

If I were looking for Frank Dowset in  car accident I might put in search box

"Dowsett  accident car"~30

This would bring up all hits where all those words occurred within a 30 word range of each other.


Just practice really.


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Re: Frank Herbert Dowsett
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 07 July 19 06:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tip

Tom