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21. FreeMariners and Ships in Australian Waters

Warner, Mary-Anne, with material from the State Records NSW: This index lists names of passengers (cabin, saloon & steerage), crew, captains, stowaways, births and deaths at sea, transcribed from the State Records NSW Reels of the Shipping Masters' Office, Inwards Passenger Lists. Check website for details of completed indexing. Microfilm of these passenger lists is available in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room (mfm N 229, Microfilm Drawer "New South Wales").

22. FreeNew South Wales Archives Resources Kit

State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales: The Archives Resources Kit (ARK) produced by the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW contains microfilm copies of their most popular and heavily used colonial records. Included are records to do with convict arrivals, assisted immigrants, births deaths and marriages, publicans licences, electoral rolls, naturalisation records, returns of the colony, land grants and records relating to the Colonial Secretary (1788-1825). All microfilm is held by the National Library.

23. Onsite(CDROM)New South Wales Pioneers Index, 1788-1888

Informit: Index to births, deaths and marriages registered in New South Wales 1788 to 1888 (Pioneers series) NSW Church baptisms, marriage and burial records 1788-1856 (incomplete) NSW official birth, death and marriage records 1856-1888

24. Onsite(CDROM)New South Wales Pioneers Index 1889-1918

Informit: Index to NSW birth, death and marriage records, 1889-1918 (Federation series)

25. FreeNew South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

New South Wales. Department of Attorney General and Justice: Provides a free online historical index search to the Index to Births (1788-1915), Deaths (1788-1985), and Marriages (1788-1965) in New South Wales. Additional information for early entries and a birth index to 1918 are available on reading room computers. Some pre 1856 parish records are also available in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room in Microfilm Drawer 'New South Wales 1", call number mfm N 229.

26. Onsite(CDROM)Old Jewish Section, In Use 1867-1906, Tombstones 1837-1984, Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, Australia

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society: The database covers the period 1867 to 1905, with 106 pre 1867 burials relocated from Devonshire Street Cemetery to Rookwood in 1901; 1100 graves with headstones; 600 burials without headstones that have been identified and their position located; the earliest burial is 1 June 1837. Some burials later than 1905 are also included. Database contains: compilation of images; Rookwood Cemetery maps; transcriptions of the English; transcriptions of the Hebrew; references to the death certificate registration number; death notices from newspapers, where available; details from the burial registers, where available; relocation details, where available.

27. Onsite(CDROM)Old Register: one to nine: the registers of assignments and other legal instruments (NSW)

State Records NSW: This is a new Index to the nine old Registers created to record land transactions, and much more, in New South Wales between 1802 and 1824. The Index has been compiled from copies of the original nine Registers in the custody of the Registrar General and includes many previously unindexed entries. The "Old Register" was transferred from the Department of Lands to State Records NSW in 2008. They form the series NRS 5604, Register of Assignments and other Legal Instruments, 6 March 1802-15 May 1824

28. Onsite(CDROM)Paracensus of Australia 1788-1828

J.S. Shaw North Publishing: A reconstruction mainly prepared by the consolidation of contemporary records about the people of that era and their families. Some family records and literary references are included. A few Maori and Aboriginal family records are also included. Sources on personal information about each of them are listed. It includes marines, soldiers, ship's captains, some sailors, migrants, convicts, some visitors, officially recorded Aborigines, exiles and orphans, also births, migrants, and ships. The shipping arrivals cover 1788-1828, details included are: names of ship, date arrived, port, no. of migrants/convicts, and referenced numbers. The lists of people give surname, given name/s, year of arrival, ship name, reference numbers.

29. FreeRyerson Index to Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers

Sydney Dead Persons Society: The Ryerson Index is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers and includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries. The index covers mostly New South Wales newspapers, although some newspapers from other States are included.

30. FreeSands Directory

John Sands: A complete digital edition of the Sands Sydney, Suburban and Country Commercial Directory, made available by the City of Sydney. Available online for the years 1858-1933, it contains household and business information which is a fundamental source for research into Sydney history, especially family history.

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Our subject guides

"Australian cemetery records"

A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Family history"

A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.

"Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.

"Australian shipping and passenger records"

A guide to immigration records and shipping-related resources held at the National Library of Australia. These cay help to identify when and how an ancestor first arrived in this country. Excludes convict and military arrivals.