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National Family History Month – August 2018

Cribb Family sitting on the steps at Garowie, Ipswich in 1919, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 109901, https://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/90721

August is Australian National Family History month and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. There are many ways to participate with State Library’s family history activities this month, no matter whether you are beginning your family history research or have already discovered previous generations. … Read more

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau – Information about the Pacific Islands at State Library of Queensland

South Sea Islanders, recruited for the Queensland canefields, being carried in boats to the Para Image number: 65320 John Oxley Library

Queensland and the Pacific Islands have much in common historically. The importation of Pacific Island labourers into Queensland has created strong bonds between Queensland and the islands. However, trade between the islands and Australia has also created a network of interrelationships as has our war time experiences. Do you want to read business records from … Read more

Researching with Trove – Improve your Trove skills

Trove workshop: Improve your Trove skills, 12 April 2017

State Library of Queensland are conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful resource, allowing discovery of its useful content. Look out for further sessions later in the year. Improve your trove skills “Improve your Trove skills” was the second of … Read more

Researching with Trove – getting started

We are proud to be conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful database, allowing the discovery of its useful content. The current sessions are sold out but we will post tips and tricks from each session here. Trove: Introduction to searching newspapers from … Read more