May 27, 2014 2 Comments
Got home from work late – tired, exhausted, wet & hungry … but that all vanished when I had a quick check of my emails. That magic email notification I’ve been waiting more than a year to spot! Notification from the National Library of Australia … Geelong Advertiser … added on 2014-05-27 Yippee!!!!!!!!!!
Before today, we had Addies up to 1856, then 1914-1919.
At the right is the Police Court Roster for July 1859 – that’s right … 1859!
For those who remember the first lot of Addies to come online … if you did a search, there were lots of “Coming Soon” entries – searchable but not yet viewable.
At the moment, they’ve just loaded a full six months of 1859 – searchable AND viewable. Then if you check some more … I’ve found heaps of searchable but not yet viewable … 1861, 1866, 1873, 1878 … it’s all happening and it’s SO EXCITING!
And don’t forget that we owe a HUGE Thank You to our own State Library of Victoria – without their support we wouldn’t have got this far, let alone the full gamut from 1840 through to 1919 that is all on its way.
We’re spoilt – we KNOW just how magnificent the Geelong Advertiser is for researchers – now the rest of the world can share that awe!