Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings, 1841-1987
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|New South Wales, Australia|
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|Location of New South Wales, Australia|
|Record Type||Index to Newspaper Cuttings|
|Greenwich Library - Local History & Genealogy|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Most events included in the records date from approximately 1841 to 1987. Information included in the cards may predate 1841. A very few earlier records do exist.
Newspaper cuttings are pasted to cards. In some cases the information is extracted or typewritten on the cards, and these include the name of the newspaper that published the event.
In the past, ads were placed in the local newspaper to announce a birth, marriage, or death. This information was later extracted into an alphabetically filed card index. Information included in these cards is primarily for marriages and deaths, but this collection does include some births. There are a few cards with information extracted from the 1811 census. These cards came from the Thomas Mutch index, probate index, vital records, etc. Population coverage is not complete. The majority of the records are from New South Wales, but there are a few from Queensland.
This collection was created to more readily assist in locating information regarding a birth, marriage, death, obituary or other miscellaneous information about an individual that appeared in a newspaper.
For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings, 1841-1987.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records: Newspaper cuttings
- Name of individuals who were born, married, or died
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of marriage
- Date and place of death
- Place of burial
- Name of spouse
- Names of children
- Names of parents
- Names of siblings
- Short biography (in case of obituaries)
- Date of arrival in Australia
- Place of residence
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
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- Select First letter of surname
- Select Principal's given name(s to view the images.
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age to calculate a birth year
- 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 Greenwich Library - Local History & Genealogy page
- Use the calculated birth year to search for a birth record
- If the record is an obituary check for death records, wills and probates, land and property records, cemetery records and information on relatives mentioned
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Consider looking in the "illegible surname" category in browse
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