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|title=Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980
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|title=Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980  
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|location=Australia}}<br> <br>  
  
== Record Description ==
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==Record Description==
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|CID=CID1538298
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|title=Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980 |}}
  
 
This collection will include records from 1776 to 1980.  
 
This collection will include records from 1776 to 1980.  
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The collection is composed of three sets of cards:  
 
The collection is composed of three sets of cards:  
 
 
#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.  
 
#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.  
 
#The second set is an index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  
 
#The second set is an index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  
#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.
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#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.  
 
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The population coverage is minimal.  
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These cards were created as indexes to various genealogical records.  
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== Record Content  ==
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==Record Content==
 
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Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 355.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 355.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 1028 Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record  
 
Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 391 Death Record.jpg|Death Record
 
Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 391 Death Record.jpg|Death Record
Image:Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records DGS 4117124 1028 Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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These records usually include the following information:
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'''These records''' usually include the following information:
 
*Name of the spouse with place and date of marriage  
 
*Name of the spouse with place and date of marriage  
 
*Age and place of birth  
 
*Age and place of birth  
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*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Amount of time resident in Australia  
 
*Amount of time resident in Australia  
*Names of siblings with their ages  
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*Names of siblings with their ages
 
*Some temple ordinance dates (on [[LDS Temple Records#Endowment_Index_.281842.E2.80.931970.29.|Temple Index Bureau]] cards)
 
*Some temple ordinance dates (on [[LDS Temple Records#Endowment_Index_.281842.E2.80.931970.29.|Temple Index Bureau]] cards)
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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==How to Use the Record==  
 
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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.
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor  
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*Approximate year of birth and place of birth
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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===Search the Collection===
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
 
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
*Dates and places of birth can be used to search for information about parents if the parents’ information is not included
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
*The place of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin
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⇒Select the “FILM" category which takes you to the images.  
 
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.judywebster.com.au/ Judy Webster's Genealogy Advice for Australia, especially Queensland]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. <br><br>
  
[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records|Australia Civil Registration - Vital Records]]
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===Using the Information===
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*Dates and places of birth can be used to search for information about parents if the parents’ information is not included. New South Wales [http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/bdm_fh.html has an index] to births 1788-1910, deaths 1788-1980, and marriages 1788-1960
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*The place of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{FHL Search Tip
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|level1=Australia }}
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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==Related Websites==
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*[http://www.nla.gov.au/family-history/genealogy-selected-websites Australian Family History and Genealogy Selected Websites]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=jfKcFdz7gF8C&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=australia+history+free+ebooks&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=qBKSU9D-LsbgoAT71oCoBA&amp;ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false A Concise History of Australia]
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*[[Australia Maps]]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~20994~530086:New-South-Wales,-Sydney-?showTip=false&amp;showTipAdvancedSearch=false&amp;title=Search+Results%3A+List_No+equal+to+%270890.156%27&amp;thumbnailViewUrlKey=link.view.search.url&amp;helpUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV71D%2FLUNA%2BViewer%23LUNAViewer-LUNAViewer&amp;fullTextSearchChecked=&amp;advancedSearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV71D%2FSearching%23Searching-Searching New South Wales Map 1833]
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*[http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/ Victoria Births, Marriages and Deaths Index]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Related Wiki Articles==  
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records|Australia Civil Registration - Vital Records]]
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*[[Australia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Australia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Australia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Australia Archives and Libraries]] *[[Australia Emigration and Immigration]]
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1538298/waypoints Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980]
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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==Citations for this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br>
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980." Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre.}}<br><br>
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link |CID=CID1538298 |title=Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980}}
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre.}}
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image_Citation_Link |CID=CID1538298 |title=Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980|}}

Latest revision as of 15:14, 12 January 2016

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.


Contents

Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980.

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.

Record Content

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)

How to Use the Record

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.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “FILM" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

  • Dates and places of birth can be used to search for information about parents if the parents’ information is not included. New South Wales has an index to births 1788-1910, deaths 1788-1980, and marriages 1788-1960
  • The place of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin
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Don't overlook FHL Place Australia items or FHL Keyword Australia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Australia Archives and Libraries.

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Citations for this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980.

 

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