Searching tips from Trove

Here are are some tips from Trove (National Library of Australia) for searching diaries, letters, archives. Search personal and organisational archives, including diaries, manuscripts, letters, business records, photographs, posters, pamphlets, ephemera using Trove. Other places to search for government records … Read more






The Orange Woollen Mills (Macquarie Worsteds)

As the second largest employer in Orange the woollen mills played a very big role in the economic and social life in Orange. Email/Electrolux was the largest employer though established at a later date. On Wednesday night (22nd September) at … Read more






Some websites to try …

A few weeks ago we welcome the Federation of First Fleeters to the Library to give them an overview of some of the online resources available. You might find it useful too. One of the principal sources of information when … Read more






A website to try

Post Christmas is an ideal time to do some internet surfing, mince pie and cuppa on hand. A website is being developed to display passenger lists for those emigrating to other countries such as Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South … Read more






A million pages and counting!

The millionth page on the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program was made publicly available on 14 December 2009, marking a project milestone. The millionth page contained the 10 millionth article. This was a 1901 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald. The National … Read more






Congratulations on Pioneer Register CD Rom Launch

Orange Family History Group Vice President Shirley Duckworth presented Central West Libraries, Library Services Manager Jan Richards with a copy of the Orange and District Pioneer Register CD-Rom during National Family History Week. Shirley spoke about the hard work behind … Read more






A world away from home

Between 1848 and 1850 over 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Their emigration has become known as the ‘Earl Grey scheme’ after its principal architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies … Read more






The Making of Modern Australia

The ABC is currently working on a social history documentary series spanning the post-war period called The Making of Modern Australia. This builds on their recently released online social history project of the same name. The producers are looking for … Read more






Old Bailey Online

Many family historians will be familiar with “Old Bailey Online“, The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. This is a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal … Read more






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