Computing & internet

Computing & internet

Search like a professional: how to make your online searching more effective

Professional researchers need to maximise their efficiency in searching online resources. Daily use of the major online sites such as ancestry, findmypast and familysearch hones their search skills and allows the professional to keep up with the subtle changes and ‘improvements’ that are a constant feature of these sites. This session will demonstrate a number of useful search principles common to all these three sites and also some key differences between them.


Findmypast - the World Collection

Exactly what is happening at findmypast? The last couple of years have seen huge growth in multiple directions – in records from Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, America, in the original UK site itself and the launch of the British Newspaper Archives by brightsolid. All this means much better access to records for local and family historians and is very exciting to see. Where to now?


TROVE & Other NLA Treasures

This talk highlights the National Library of Australia’s resources including TROVE, E-Resources, Picture Australia, and the web archive Pandora.


Google Your Family Tree: Tips & Tricks

This talk looks at basic search strategies and how researchers can maximise their search results. It also addresses more advances searching using Alerts, Library, Images, Videos and Maps.


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