Australia Business Records and Commerce

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Records or histories of businesses and commercial companies seldom contain dates or places of birth, marriage, or death.  
 
Records or histories of businesses and commercial companies seldom contain dates or places of birth, marriage, or death.  
  
There are, however, some Australian business records that contain valuable genealogical information. For example, some bank ledgers in Australia give the name, occupation, residence, age, place of birth (by county and country), year of immigration and name of ship, and a physical description of depositors. Lawyers at the time kept detailed records for their clients. Included in these records are probate material, adoption records, insurance papers, lawsuits, and other sources that may help you trace your ancestors.
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Australian business records contain valuable genealogical information. For example, Lawyers at the time kept detailed records for their clients. Included in these records are probate material, adoption records, insurance papers, lawsuits, and other sources that may help you trace your ancestors. Some bank ledgers in Australia give the name, occupation, residence, age, place of birth (by county and country), year of immigration and name of ship, and a physical description of depositors.  
  
In addition, pub owners, butchers, lumberjacks, auctioneers, or other professionals had to be licensed. Licenses were granted by the courts, and notices were then published in the Government Gazette. For further information about gazettes, see the "[[Australia Court Records|Court Records]]" section of the outline.
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Pub owners, butchers, lumberjacks, auctioneers, or other professionals had to be licensed. Licenses were granted by the courts, and notices were then published in the Government Gazette. For further information about gazettes, read the [[Australia Court Records|Court Records]] article.  
  
Many business records, such as the ones previously described, are deposited in Australian national archives, state archives, and other local repositories. For further information, see the "[[Australia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline.
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Many business records are deposited in Australian national archives, state archives, and other local repositories. For further information, read the [[Australia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] article.  
  
The Family History Library has few business records. To find business-related records in the Family History Library, look in the Family History Library Catalog under:
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The Family History Library has few business records. To find call numbers for the records in the library, use the Place Search in the catalog under:  
  
AUSTRALIA - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE
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AUSTRALIA - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE  
  
AUSTRALIA,[STATE] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE
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AUSTRALIA,[STATE] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE  
  
AUSTRALIA,[STATE], [TOWN] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE
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AUSTRALIA,[STATE], [TOWN] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:45, 6 May 2010

Records or histories of businesses and commercial companies seldom contain dates or places of birth, marriage, or death.

Australian business records contain valuable genealogical information. For example, Lawyers at the time kept detailed records for their clients. Included in these records are probate material, adoption records, insurance papers, lawsuits, and other sources that may help you trace your ancestors. Some bank ledgers in Australia give the name, occupation, residence, age, place of birth (by county and country), year of immigration and name of ship, and a physical description of depositors.

Pub owners, butchers, lumberjacks, auctioneers, or other professionals had to be licensed. Licenses were granted by the courts, and notices were then published in the Government Gazette. For further information about gazettes, read the Court Records article.

Many business records are deposited in Australian national archives, state archives, and other local repositories. For further information, read the Archives and Libraries article.

The Family History Library has few business records. To find call numbers for the records in the library, use the Place Search in the catalog under:

AUSTRALIA - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE

AUSTRALIA,[STATE] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE

AUSTRALIA,[STATE], [TOWN] - BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE