Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980
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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?

This collection will include records from 1776 to 1980.

These are miscellaneous Australian genealogical records. This material is handwritten or typed on index cards. The cards are filed in alphabetical order by surname. Some index cards are transcripts of newspaper reports of births, marriages, and deaths; some are transcripts of various vital records, and so on. The emphasis appears to be New South Wales, with some Victorian records. Some cards show LDS ordinance work (Temple Index Bureau) and extracts of LDS membership records. Other cards list information regarding various LDS families, and the emphasis appears to be South Australia (but does not include the early LDS families there).

The collection is composed of three sets of cards:

  1. The first set has 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. The second set is an index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  3. The third set is 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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records usually include the following information:

  • 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
  • Some temple ordinance dates (on Temple Index Bureau cards)

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How Do I Search This Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. 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.

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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?

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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Collection Citation
"Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre, Greenwich.
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