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Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980
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Location of Australia
Record Description
Record Type Misscellaneous
Collection years 1776-1980
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Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index to births, marriages, and deaths transcribed from certificates and newspaper announcements. The records were created by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia. This material is handwritten or typed on index cards. The cards are filed in alphabetical order by surname. The emphasis appears to be New South Wales, with some records from Victoria.

Some cards give dates of temple ordinances as recorded in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Records Index Bureau (TIB) cards and extracts of membership records. Other cards list information regarding various Latter-day Saint families. The emphasis on content appears to be South Australia, but does not include the families of Church members who settled there early on.

The collection is composed of three sets of cards:

  1. Data transcribed from birth, marriage and death records along with newspaper notices. The emphasis is on New South Wales with some records from Victoria.
  2. Index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  3. Data primarily from family records and vital certificates. The emphasis is on families of South Australia with some additional information on families from Queensland. The population coverage is minimal. These cards were created as indexes to various genealogical records.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the spouse with place and date of marriage
  • Age and place of birth
  • Residence and occupation
  • Names of descendants
  • Names of parents with their places of birth
  • Place and date of death
  • Amount of time resident in Australia
  • Names of siblings with their ages

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Film DGS Item Content
1514718 4117124 1 Alphabetical index of transcriptions from original certificates of births, marriages, deaths, and newspaper articles
1514718 4117124 2 Alphabetical Index of Early Australian families taken from records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1514718 4117124 3 Early Australian Families taken from records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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