If you are new to researching local history or family history in Australia, Trove is a “must know” resource.
‘What is Trove,’ you ask? It’s a free search engine created and maintained by the National Library of Australia (NLA) which brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations all in one place.
Popularised for its digitised newspapers, Trove carries a long list of historic newspapers that have been digitised and made available for viewing and searching online. Categorised by state, these have proven to be an essential tool for Australian family history research.
Other categories available for searching include: Books, Journals, Articles, Pictures, Photographs, Objects, Music, Sound, Video, Maps, Diaries, Letters, Archives, Archived websites, and more.
The NLA encourages Trove users to register to use the site. This allows you to personalise searches by selecting your local library. Registered users are also able to create tages and lists to make it easier to find resources again.
For a brief introduction on how to use Trove, watch the video below…
Other useful tips for using Trove can be found here: Trove – Finding Things
So what are you waiting for? Whether you have a local history query or a family history query… take advantage of all the information that is available online through Trove.