English records on TROVE

 Did you know that the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) records are available through TROVE?



This project is the digitisation of a collection of historical material relating to the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand from 1560 to 1984.

Some of the records that have been filmed include:

  • UK Government documents held by the National Archives of UK,  (full list here) including:
    • Admiralty
    • Home Office
    • Colonial Office
    • Dominions Office
    • Foreign Office
  • UK County Records
  • Personal archives
  • Manuscripts, some held by private organisations or individuals, including those from:
    • explorers
    • scientists
    • missionary societies
    • convicts
    • business


There are two easy ways to search this project specifically, and if you have English ancestors, it is worth doing.  Here are the different ways to search, via portals:

    • This will take you to TROVE and the search results for the AJCP
  •  Via TROVE use the all categories search
    • type in the name you want then "AND nuc:"ANL:AJCP"   (eg. George Fisher AND nuc:"ANL:AJCP")
    • Note the space after the name and the quotation marks around ANL;AJCP

    •  This will bring up documents ONLY from the AJCP.
    • When you do a general search on TROVE, documents from the AJCP appear under the Diaries, Lettes and Archives Category.


When I searched for George Fisher, I did turn up a document that was not my ancestor but quite interesting from the Suffolk Record Office :

Memorandum concerning emigration of George Fisher, his wife and two children, and a bastard child of his wife, to Van Diemen's Land, 25 April 1836, (Item), (from Collections held by the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch / Sotherton Parish Records (144) / Records of Churchwardens (E) / Churchwardens account Book (E1/1))

It has quite a bit of information about the bastard child and mother!

As you can see, a bit hard to read due to the low contrasting and older writing, but quite interesting none the less.


How to cite this information when you use it is easy.  Just click on the < SITE THIS > button, choose the type of citation you want (try Harvard if you are unsure)  and copy and paste the citation.

I highly recommend for more information a great WEBINAR on YouTube from the NLA.


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