“Chasing the DragonTails” – Researching Chinese Family History

Shipping record for Glamis Castle from http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/

Undertaking family history for non-European ancestors is difficult and often challenging. Language and transcriptions of the original language compound the difficulties. The majority of Chinese immigrants to Queensland in the 19th century came from Canton (now known as Guandong), and some came from Fujian. Undertaking the history of William Lum Chew of Dalby, a Chinese … Read more

Free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Image by Caleb Roenigk, 2011.

Are you looking for a definition or some authoritative facts? SLQ provides free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias for all SLQ members. Just some of the available titles include Macquarie Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection. The online Macquarie Dictionary allows you to search the dictionary and thesaurus together or … Read more

Books in many languages at your local library

Books in more than 50 languages available at the library

If you speak Chinese, Tagalog or another language other than English, there’ll be something in the LOTE collection for you. State Library provides Languages other than English (LOTE) resources for more than 315,000 Queenslanders (36 %) who speak a language other than English. The collection has over 50,000 books and other items in more than 50 languages. LOTE also suits … Read more