So what is Trove? Trove is a search engine managed by the National Library of Australia , which brings together collections of Historical Newspapers, Books, Pictures, Diaries, Letters, Maps and more.
The Newspapers are my favourite. I have been able to locate so much information about my ancestors by searching in Trove.
A search on my Great Great Grandfather "James Pilgrim Winiam" brings up 249 mentions of James in newspapers,including Awards, Weddings, Deaths, Community Service, Obituary, Farm Accidents, Meetings etc. Further results are revealed when the town (Winiam) is excluded or just the Surname, Pilgrim, is searched.
A search of "A-Z" revealed the following:
|The Horsham Times|
Friday 31 July 1931
"A Z" - HIS NAME
"What's your name?" asked a messenger
in the Criminal Court at Bridgeport (USA),
as a tall negro asked for his fee for giving
evidence in a criminal case. "A Z" was the reply.
"A Z what?" "A Z nothing, just A Z"
"Were you christened A Z?"
"Yes, I was the only child, and I guess they
gave me that name 'cause I was the
first and last"
|The Brisbane Courier|
Monday 17 July 1933
|The Mercury (Tasmania)|
Wednesday 20 May 1908
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