THE biggest news for Geelong and district

CelebrateI confess – I screamed, I laughed, I shouted for joy, and yes … I was close to tears!  I had just heard the most fantastic news for all local and family history researchers in our region – and I have permission to do this blog.

Some of you who have followed this blog and our mailing list over the years will know how hard we have worked, grovelled and pleaded to get the Geelong Advertiser digitised and available through TROVE.  We eventually succeeded in November last year with the Addy online up to 1856.  We were warned not to expect many more years in a hurry.

At this very moment I’m sitting at the VAFHO State Family History Conference in Ballarat – about to give my talk titled Regional Victoria: a goldfields experience.  At the same time Jenny Higgins from National Library Australia is presenting her paper More than Gold: Treasure from TROVE.  Jenny had asked for an “Announcement” to include in her presentation.  And I had THE most exciting chat with Jenny and I have her permission to post this blog as soon as we’ve both finished our presentations.

You MUST have guessed by now that the exciting news is about the Geelong Advertiser but it’s even better than that!  The Addy will be included in the 1914-1918 papers digitised in the next financial year [July 2013 – June 2014] … AND …

In the same group, the Addy will be digitised from 1857 to 1913.  You heard me!  NOW you understand why I’m so excited!

The Addy will be online from 1840-1918 .. that warrants a BIG celebration!!!!!!!!!!

About Susie Zada
It really doesn't matter if it's Local History or Family History [genealogy] - I just love it ... Susie Zada

11 Responses to THE biggest news for Geelong and district

  1. Chris Goopy says:

    That is great news, congratulations and thank you for all your hard work.

  2. christine murray says:

    Very well done, a great reward for all the hard work you have all put in to this, Congratulations to everyone involved and a big Thankyou

  3. Paula says:

    Absolutely fantastic news! I’m thrilled to bits. I can’t wait until this big event. Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Paula says:

    AND a big THANK YOU for helping to make this happen. WOW!!

  5. Deb Robinson says:

    Woohoo! You bloody ripper! Well done to all concerned!

  6. Maureen Trotter says:

    Great news! Thanks for sharing it

  7. Fantastic news & thank you for all your hard work, it really is appreciated!

  8. Christine Crawford says:

    Fantastic!!! A great job well done!!!!

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  10. Christine Crawford says:

    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!

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