Australia Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.<br><br>Step 1. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?<br>Step 2. Look at the Record Selection Table in the outline. It will tell you which are the best types of records for that information.<br>Step 3. Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.<br>Step 4. Look in the Family History Library Catalog and choose a specific record to search.<br>Step 5. Look at the record.
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.  
  
# In column 1 find the goal you selected, then in column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.<br>Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.<br>
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Step 1. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person? <br>
# Look for those types of records in the Family History Library Catalog.
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# Search the records.<br>
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# If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records.
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Step 2. Look at the Record Selection Table below. It will tell you which are the best types of records for that information. <br>&gt; In column 1 find the goal you selected. <br>&gt; In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  
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Step 3. Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. <br>
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Step 4. Look in the Family History Library Catalog and choose a specific record to search. <br>
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Step 5. Search the records. <br>&gt; If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. &lt;br&gt;
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''  
| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
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| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''  
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Census, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, School Records
 
| align="left" | Census, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, School Records
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, School Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, School Records  
 
| align="left" | Biography, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries, Obituaries
 
| align="left" | Biography, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries, Obituaries
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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| align="left" | Birthplace  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Biography, Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, Convict Records, Cemeteries
 
| align="left" | Biography, Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, Convict Records, Cemeteries
 
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| align="left" | Children
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| align="left" | Children  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, School Records, Court Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, School Records, Court Records
 
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| align="left" | Convict Records
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| align="left" | Convict Records  
| align="left" | Convict Records, Correctional Institutions, Emigration and Immigration, Census, Public Records
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| align="left" | Convict Records, Correctional Institutions, Emigration and Immigration, Census, Public Records  
 
| align="left" | Court Records
 
| align="left" | Court Records
 
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| align="left" | Death
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| align="left" | Death  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Obituaries
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Obituaries  
 
| align="left" | Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records, Biography, Genealogy, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records, Medical Records
 
| align="left" | Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records, Biography, Genealogy, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records, Medical Records
 
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| align="left" | Divorce
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| align="left" | Divorce  
| align="left" | Divorce records
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| align="left" | Divorce records  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy
 
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| align="left" | Ethnicity
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| align="left" | Ethnicity  
| align="left" | Native Races, Minorities
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| align="left" | Native Races, Minorities  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Family members
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| align="left" | Family members  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| align="left" | Historical background  
| align="left" | History, Historical Geography
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| align="left" | History, Historical Geography  
 
| align="left" | Church History
 
| align="left" | Church History
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| align="left" | Immigration date  
| align="left" | Correctional Institutions, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Correctional Institutions, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Biography, Census, Medical Records, School Records
 
| align="left" | Biography, Census, Medical Records, School Records
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| align="left" | Living relatives  
| align="left" | Directories, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Directories, Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals, Genealogy, Probate Records, Voter Registers, Land and Property
 
| align="left" | Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals, Genealogy, Probate Records, Voter Registers, Land and Property
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| align="left" | Maiden name  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography, Genealogy, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property, Occupations
 
| align="left" | Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography, Genealogy, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property, Occupations
 
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| align="left" | Marriage
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| align="left" | Marriage  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Periodicals, Cemeteries, Court Records, Convict Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Periodicals, Cemeteries, Court Records, Convict Records
 
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| align="left" | Occupation
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| align="left" | Occupation  
| align="left" | Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Court records, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Obituaries, School Records
 
| align="left" | Court records, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Obituaries, School Records
 
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| align="left" | Parents
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| align="left" | Parents  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| align="left" | Physical description  
| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records
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| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Directories, Maps
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| align="left" | Gazetteers, Directories, Maps  
 
| align="left" | History, Land and Property, Periodicals
 
| align="left" | History, Land and Property, Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence
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| align="left" | Place of residence  
| align="left" | Convict Records, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Voting Registers
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| align="left" | Convict Records, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Voting Registers  
 
| align="left" | Land and Property, Probate Records, Newspapers, Taxation
 
| align="left" | Land and Property, Probate Records, Newspapers, Taxation
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Genealogy
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| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Genealogy  
 
| align="left" | Societies, Periodicals
 
| align="left" | Societies, Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| align="left" | Religion  
| align="left" | Church records, Biography, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Church records, Biography, Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records
 
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| align="left" | Town, district, and state origins and boundaries
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| align="left" | Town, district, and state origins and boundaries  
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps
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| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps  
 
| align="left" | History, Historical Geography
 
| align="left" | History, Historical Geography
 
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Revision as of 20:16, 14 October 2010

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

Step 1. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. Look at the Record Selection Table below. It will tell you which are the best types of records for that information.
> In column 1 find the goal you selected.
> In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records.

Step 4. Look in the Family History Library Catalog and choose a specific record to search.

Step 5. Search the records.
> If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. <br>

1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Civil Registration, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records Census, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, School Records
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records, School Records Biography, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries, Obituaries
Birthplace Civil Registration, Church Records Biography, Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, Convict Records, Cemeteries
Children Civil Registration, Church Records, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, School Records, Court Records
Convict Records Convict Records, Correctional Institutions, Emigration and Immigration, Census, Public Records Court Records
Death Civil Registration, Church Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records, Biography, Genealogy, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records, Medical Records
Divorce Divorce records Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy
Ethnicity Native Races, Minorities
Family members Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
Historical background History, Historical Geography Church History
Immigration date Correctional Institutions, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records Biography, Census, Medical Records, School Records
Living relatives Directories, Civil Registration Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals, Genealogy, Probate Records, Voter Registers, Land and Property
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records, Convict Records Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography, Genealogy, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property, Occupations
Marriage Church Records, Civil Registration, Convict Records Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Periodicals, Cemeteries, Court Records, Convict Records
Occupation Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records, Convict Records Court records, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Obituaries, School Records
Parents Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
Physical description Military Records, Court Records, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records Newspapers, Biography
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Directories, Maps History, Land and Property, Periodicals
Place of residence Convict Records, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Voting Registers Land and Property, Probate Records, Newspapers, Taxation
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church records, Biography, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records
Town, district, and state origins and boundaries Gazetteers, Maps History, Historical Geography