Thursday, April 8, 2010

Australian National Archives collection and family searching

Archives tip of the month:
Most people who search the National Archives collection online are looking for information about family members. To streamline these ‘name-identified’ searches, the Archives has created NameSearch. This allows users to search for a person within a particular subject category such as immigration or copyright, rather than searching through the entire contents of the RecordSearch database.
By excluding irrelevant records from the search, NameSearch delivers fewer and more useful results.