Sunday, 27 April 2014

Newspaper additions to TROVE and Papers Past down under

There is a fair bit going on down under in New Zealand and Australia in terms of online historic newspaper provision. The key resource for Australia, accessible via the National Library of Australia's TROVE facility ( is increasing its free to access New South Wales newspaper content considerably, along with additions for South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. For further details visit Alona Tester's blog post at

Also down under, the New Zealand equivalent of the TROVE facility for newspapers is Papers Past (, and it has just added the New Zealand Herald from 1863-1945

Finally, closer to home, keep an eye out for my forthcoming guide on British and Irish Newspapers from Unlock the Past ( in the very near future!

(With thanks to Alona Tester and the National Library of New Zealand)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this update about Papers past. I am lucky to have found loads of entries about my grandfather and great grand father in other newspapers at Papers past. I did a quick check of the new listing for the NZ Herald and found a picture of my grandfather I had not found before. On my first search too. I was expecting text only so a great surprise. Thanks.