Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings - FamilySearch Historical Records
Date range[edit | edit source]
Most events included in the records date from approximately 1841-1987. Information included in the cards may predate 1841. A very few earlier records do exist.
Why this Collection Was Created[edit | edit source]
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.
Collection History[edit | edit source]
People used to place an ad 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 does include some births. There are a few cards with information extracted from the 1811 census, Thomas Mutch index, probate index, vital records, etc.
How to Use the Collection[edit | edit source]
If a person is unable to find an ancestor in the vital, church, or immigration records, this card index would be a good next source to check.
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
The key genealogical facts which may be found in the cards are:[edit | edit source]
• Name of individuals who were born, married, or died
• Date of birth
• Place of birth
• Place of marriage
• Date of marriage
• Place of death
• Date 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
Collection Description[edit | edit source]
Newspaper cuttings are pasted to the 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.
Population Coverage[edit | edit source]
Population coverage is not comprehensive. The majority of the records are from New South Wales, but there are a few from Queensland.
Collection Reliability[edit | edit source]
Information related to the immediate event is probably accurate. The accuracy of other information given would depend on the knowledge of the informant.
Source List[edit | edit source]
Greenwich Stake Genealogical Library, Greenwich, New South Wales, 1987