Online Resources

There are many I can recommend, however those are what I use. Feel free to add more.


  • Trove
    “Trove is an exciting, revolutionary and free search service. With millions of items, Trove is an unrivalled repository of Australian material. Trove is for all Australians. Whether you are tracing your family history, doing professional research, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.” It is a very useful tool to use, especially with those old newspapers – always find great clips there!

  • Ancestry
    A paid online service for those who wish to research further into documents and other notes, family trees and photos from other researchers. It is much more comprehensive site, however there are different levels of services available (World, USA, UK and Australia, etc). You can get free access to this through a public library (when you make a booking with the librarian for use).

  • State Records Authority of New South Wales (Archives NSW)
    This is another excellent site to do search online, however you’d need to either pay for copies or go into their archives office at Kingswood, NSW. This is relevant to those of NSW residents or those who are researching on NSW region. Their site stated that “State Records is the NSW Government’s archives and records management authority. We manage the NSW State archives collection and set the rules and provide guidance on the management of official records. Our off-budget Government Records Repository (GRR) provides records storage services to the public sector. We are part of the Department of Finance and Services and our Minister is The Hon Greg Pearce MLC, Minister for Finance and Services, Minister for the Illawarra”, and in the State Archives Collection they provide the researchers to “access catalogues, guides and fact sheets, search indexes of names and places and browse our online galleries.”

  • National Library of Australia
    A national library and archives of Australia. “The Library holds the greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people.  It ranges from the earliest European works about the Great Southern Land to the most current publications.  The collection includes all formats of material, from books and magazines to pictures, photographs, maps, sheet music, oral history recordings, manuscript papers, ephemera and much, much more!”


From the website: ” The BDHS was established in1993 to promote and advance the interest in the discovery, preservation and conservation of the histories of Deaf people, their communities, culture and language. Its activities include the publication of the Deaf History Journal four times a year, and organising conferences and seminars as required. Its Research & Publications Department undertakes various projects, mainly the publishing of books which are listed in our Shop pages. A major activity of the BDHS is the continued upkeep of the National Deaf Museum and Archives, based in our Warrington premises. Volunteers are always welcome to help out in this interesting area.”

An international group that focus on World Deaf History, it welcomes both deaf and hearing members and organise conferences that occurs every 3 years. The next DHI conference is due in July 2015 at Edinburgh, Scotland.

“The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland in 12-18th July 2015. The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage. Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels. The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential that sports onto deaf people.”




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