Discovery eresource from the UK National Archives


Thomas Godstone (or Gadstone) was convicted at Lambeth of stealing 7lbs of pork [P COM 2/290/24]

The latest State Library subscription eresource is Discovery which is on trial until 22 May 2013. Discovery is the new search feature for the vast collections of the UK National Archives at Kew and, while Discovery is freely searchable on the internet, this subscription allows State Library members to download digital content free of charge.
Digital content includes:

  • Victorian prisoners’ photograph albums 1872-1873
  • Wills – e.g. Pre-1858 wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • Army records – e.g. British Army nurses’ service records 1914-1918 and British Army war diaries 1914-1922
  • Navy records – e.g. Royal Navy ratings’ service records 1853-1923
  • Merchant Navy records – e.g. Royal Naval Reserve service records 1860-1955
  • Air Force records – e.g. Royal Air Force officers’ service records 1918-1919

These are just some examples of what is available through Discovery. For a more comprehensive list visit Our online records on the National Archives’ website.

The great news is that State Library members can access Discovery from home as well as within the Library. Access Discovery by visiting our eresources page and choosing Featured & On Trial.

If you don’t have a State Library card, please go to eresources at home for SLWA Members. From this page you can follow the link to Join the Library.

If you already have a mylibrarycard, simply log in by entering your full name or surname followed by your barcode on the reverse of your card. Please note that the barcode is case sensitive so you will need to enter the letters as capitals e.g. CSLIBM etc.

If you are having difficulties accessing any of our eresources, come into the Library and see the friendly staff at the Welcome Desk or phone us on 9427 3111.

5 thoughts on “Discovery eresource from the UK National Archives

  1. Absolutely awesome, I might finally be able to nab an elusive ancestor who served with the Liverpool Rifles. Love my SLWA. Thanks so much.

  2. Thanks for a great site. I’ve already proved one thing I was doubtful about. Hope I find more of my brick walls.

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