Want to know what great-grandpa was getting up to at the end of the 1800s?
If he was a local boy and his exploits made the Tenterfield Star, that information is now available at the press of a button, thanks to a new service offered by Tenterfield Library.
It’s wonderful news for family history buffs and local history researchers, but also of great interest to the average snoop. And you don’t even have to visit the library to access the service. Log on from home, on your mobile, tablet and even at the library or anywhere there is an internet connection.
“We have been researching a way to access our Tenterfield Star newspaper database for a few years as the former program used for access became incompatible with current technology,” Tenterfield Shire Council’s Senior Librarian Jenny Stoker said. “UNO covered the security and ease of access issues that we considered were important, and is an excellent fit with our current Library Management System, Libero. Library members and researchers everywhere are able to access the database anywhere there is an Internet connection – the ultimate ease of access solution.”
Functionality is similar to Google. Simply enter any keyword into the search box and hit enter, and explore a plethora of historical information conveniently sorted by relevance. Anyone can access the database – which covers the years 1870-1955 – through the Tenterfield Library catalogue. (Click on the Tenterfield Star tab at the top of the catalogue’s search page.)