Tag Archives: Trove Back

Tracing the Bridgeman family – anywhere but in Bridgeman Downs

Advertisement from Brisbane Courier newspaper in 1864

Recently, some research questions came through to State Library of Queensland’s Ask Us service, asking about Henry St John Bridgeman, an Irish migrant, after whom the northern Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs was named. What did the research staff find out? Starting at the Immigration Indexes, available through the Queensland State Archives (QSA) website, showed that … 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

August is Family History Month: what the State Library has for you!

FHM header

State Library’s family history service is based at, but not limited by, the microform (film and fiche) collection on Level 3 of the library. This area also houses a family history reference collection and many electronic resources. The full collection of State Library material is also available to you. What sort of resources are available? The most extensive … Read more

Scandal, Marriages and Merriment: Discover your ancestors in the 19th Century British Newspapers Database

19th Century British Newspaper database search screen

With slippers and a cup of tea, sitting by the fire, our British ancestors devoured newspapers. What scandal and colourful stories awaited them?  What more will you find in 19th century newspapers? Finding details about the everyday lives of your British ancestors can be challenging.   Births, deaths and marriages are discovered easily, but are there more … Read more

“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

Pitch In! volunteer champion

Bush nursing cottage in Bollon, John Oxley Library Neg. 10821

Robert Jaffrey, one of SLQ’s Pitch in! digital volunteers is a champion text corrector of newspaper articles. The National Library and all of the State and Territory libraries across Australia have been digitising newspapers and making them accessible on Trove and there are now 10 million newspaper pages available online. The digitised newspapers are transcribed electronically, … Read more