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State Library of Queensland celebrates Queensland Seniors Week

State Library of Queensland volunteers L-R Rhoda, Christine and Wendy. Image taken by SLQ staff member

One of the objectives of Queensland Seniors Week is to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. As a number of State Library’s large volunteer community are older Queenslanders we thought it only fitting that we celebrate some of our fantastic volunteers; Christine, Wendy and Rhoda. Christine: I was born in Brisbane … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2017: Celebrating Q ANZAC 100 Volunteers

More than 30 volunteers contribute to a range of State Library activities to support our Q ANZAC 100 initiative. Projects include transcription work of WW1 manuscripts, The Queenslander Pictorial issues and other collection items; the Discovering Anzacs project, matching digitised WW1 soldier portraits and National Archives of Australia records, and curating and text correcting digitised … Read more

Ryerson Index: free, growing and invaluable for the family history researcher

Ryerson Index banner.

What is The Ryerson Index? It’s a free online index to death, funeral, probate and obituary notices appearing in newspapers throughout Australia. This valuable genealogical resource is named after Joyce Ryerson, who inadvertently created it when she started compiling death, funeral and obituary notices from the Sydney Morning Herald on a daily basis. Her aim … Read more

We love our volunteers!

SLQ volunteers, Billie and Sarah, at our Volunteers' morning tea on Tuesday.

11-17 May 2015 is National Volunteer Week, providing an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our society, and particularly here at State Library of Queensland. More than six million people volunteer each year in Australia, including 1.2 million Queenslanders. SLQ’s volunteer program has been running for nearly 26 years, with a steady … Read more

Pitch In! volunteers finding gold in old Queensland newspapers

The Northern Miner, Tuesday 3 November 1914, page 2

As part of Pitch In! our digital volunteers have been uncovering fascinating articles written in Queensland newspapers 100 years ago . This letter to the editor was dated 3 November 1914 and was transcribed by volunteer Warren Saltzer. This previous resident of Charters Towers was making it plain that in her opinion, things were much better in North … 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