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State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales: This index includes the names of passengers who paid their own fare, as well as assisted immigrants. Information includes: name, ship, date of arrival, age, events (e.g. shipwreck), and the series, item and microform numbers. It is not a complete index to immigration for the period. Other indexes for assisted and unassisted immigrants in eResources should also be consulted. Only some source material for this index is held by the National Library.
State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales: The 1841 census records the population by police districts, counties and towns. The Index to the 1841 Census covers all the surviving householders' returns and abstracts of returns. As the returns record only the name of the head of the household, the names of the other people resident in the household are not identified. The Index provides details of: householder's or owners name; return number; residence; item identifier; page number; reel number and notes. 1841 census, abstracts of householders returns, Reel 1 (A.O. Reel 2222) Berrima - Port Phillip, Reel 2 (A.O. Reel 2223) Queanbeyan - Yass, are available on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room, call number mfm G 21464.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: The index covers records maintained by the Governors' Secretaries, reflecting all aspects of the administration of the Australian colony from 1788 to 1825. The Index is arranged by surname and subject, concentrating on the early inhabitants of our nation; the convicts, settlers, indigenous Australians and colonial officials. It also contains entries relating to ships, subjects, towns and localities. The index contains references to the Colonial Secretaries Papers 1788-1825, available on microfiche (mc N 763) or microfilm (mfm N 257) in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room.
This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788-1849, passenger lists of ships carrying Irish convicts, and links to other resources.
Society of Australian Genealogists: Listing of over 70,000 transcriptions from Sydney's former "Northern Suburbs" cemetery. Users can search by last name (including phonetic and wild cards), first name, year of death and inscription. Each record shows the full details transcribed, as well as denomination, section, row and plot number. Nearby graves are also listed.
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").
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.
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
Informit: Index to NSW birth, death and marriage records, 1889-1918 (Federation series)
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.
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.
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,
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.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.
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.