Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Trove Tuesday - Welcome Back Trove

After a couple of days offline our national treasure, Trove, is back on line with some beaut new features, an updated look in the newspaper area and one major new resource that has yielded quite a few snippets of information on family members.

Covering the period from 1832-2000 the New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) and Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001)  provide full text of :
  • Government Gazette Notices
  • Government Gazette Private Notices
  • Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation
  • Government Gazette Appointments And Employment 
  • Government Gazette Tenders And Contracts 
  • Government Gazette Index And Contents
  • Government Gazette Budgetary Papers Government Gazette 
  • Freedom Of Information
  • and probably some other cateories I have missed.
I carried out some preliminary searches to see what I could turn up for family members although I cannot find any results prior to 1880 (must check further to see what the actual coverage is).

Firstly I searched for Pusell  a family name and I came up with 12 hits, one of which was very promising while the others added snippets of information to build out the profiles of family members. The James Pusell mentioned in the following is my great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather. I need to chase up the probate file to see what I can find.

1885 'In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 30 October, p. 7077. , viewed 29 Feb 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219880784
My next search was for Tierney, another family name, with Dungog (the town). I got 78 hits which I was able to narrow down to the time my ancestors were living in Dungog. I looked at these decade by decade and found a couple of things to add to my great-great-grandfather's  story. I need to play around more with searches for this branch of the family.

I did a simple search for the word Curry, the surname which is the subject of my surname study. I will need to narrow down the 1,903 hits I got for this term and slowly work through the results.  The first page of hits promises to be most useful:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/gazette/result?q=curry&l-state=New+South+Wales (accessed 29 February 2016)
There is an over abundance of Treasure for me on Trove and quite a bit of text to correct! 

1 comment:

crgalvin said...

Busy, busy always exciting to find new resources, no rest for the wicked as they say or one could substitute, no rest for the genealogist. Have fun!


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