Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census
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|New South Wales, Australia|
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|Location of New South Wales, Australia|
|State Library - New South Wales|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection will include records from 1828, which is an index of the 1828 census returns from New South Wales. Original records are located in the Mitchell Library in Sydney, which is one of three buildings attached to the State Library of New South Wales.
The 1828 New South Wales Census was conducted in November 1828 and was the first census to be taken in New South Wales. Prison convicts were often sent to Australia to serve their sentences, so this information may appear on the census.
To protect individual privacy, national censuses were destroyed after statistical information was collected. The New South Wales 1828 census was one of the few censuses that survived the destruction.
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
Census records may contain the following information:
- Given name and surname
- Free or bond
- Name of ship
- Year of arrival
- Total number of acres, cleared and/or cultivated
- Livestock totals
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Given name
- Estimated age at the time the census was taken.
Search the Index
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View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select District name
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index or transcription. To find a copy of the original record, visit the State Library - New South Wales page.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census." Database and images, FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Mitchell Library, Sydney.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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