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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.
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.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: 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
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.
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.
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.
State Records Authority of NSW: A collection of 'online' microfilm from the State Records Authority of NSW. Part of a pilot project to digitise the following passenger lists: the microfilm copies of the List of Irish passengers arrived on the ship Sir Joseph Banks, Oct 1828 (NRS 5309); Persons on early migrant ships, 1828-32 (NRS 5310); Persons on early migrant ships, May 1832- Jan 1833 (NRS 5311); Women on the Red Rover and other early migrant ships, 1832 (NRS 5312); Persons on government ships, Aug 1837-40 (NRS 5313); Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists), 1838-96 (NRS 5316); Persons on bounty ships arriving at Port Phillip, 1839-51 (NRS 5318); Germans on bounty ships, 1849-52 (NRS 5320); Members of the Family Colonization Loan Society, 1854-57 (NRS 5322) and Passenger lists of the Family Colonization Loan Society, 1854-55 (NRS 5323).
Pastkeys: Index lists name, age, arrival date, status, departure ports, including foreign, coastal and interstate and any other information such as nationality, description, occupation and any additional information from the original source. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
Society of Australian Genealogists: Waverley & South Head General Cemeteries are located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, and are the most significant burial sites in that area. South Head General Cemetery opened in 1869 and Waverley in 1877. Both are still in use and over 56,000 transcriptions compiled by SAG volunteers up to 2002 are included. Searches by surname, forename, inscription or year of burial are possible and each entry shows the complete transcription and grave location. Maps are included to help researchers locate specific graves.
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.