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All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Genealogists can search the personal notices for births, deaths and marriage. Students can explore Australia's history through the big stories of the day. Her maiden name was Packer.
Entries in Victoria and Queensland use the most familiar name for that state, so searching for Ivy Packer will give further results. A team of volunteers gives freely of their time to ensure the index grows. Site updates generally occur weekly.
Seated: Dawn Jarvis. This year Ryerson volunteers have been boosted with a group of indexers above who meet weekly at State Library of Queensland. They are currently indexing the Courier Mail They have taken on the challenge of the indexing guidelines and learning additional computer skills to provide extra records.
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The Courier Mail , apart from an occasional record, had not been indexed earlier than When a fellow family history society member gave her some clippings of personal notices from country newspapers, she found that there were many gaps in rural notices. She learnt that State Library of Queensland could give her access to a year of many newspapers via PressDisplay PressReader at home if she was a member.
News Corp papers were removed from PressDisplay in January , but some regional community newspapers extend back to Dawn indexes current and missing issues of 20 newspapers.
THE RYERSON INDEX
She also indexes from hard copies, and scans of microfilm at State Library that she saves to a USB to work from later. She does lookups of newspapers and gives presentations to interested family history groups. You can make this valuable index grow more. There is no direct link to the notices themselves on the index.
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It is necessary, once the indexed record is located, to source the newspaper item. At State Library you can search not only all available Queensland newspapers, from the historical to the current, in one format or another, but also many northern New South Wales papers and the major Australian dailies.
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