Finding an Irish Ancestor Using Australian Records

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[[Ireland]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ireland Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
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== Notes on Immigration<br> ==
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== Notes on Immigration<br> ==
  
 
The Irish did not immigrate to Australia in large groups or during specific time periods. They did immigrate individually or a&nbsp; few at a time. Irish were among the convicts who were shipped to New South Wales as early as 1788 and Tasmania in 1804. Some contain such details as the immigrant's birthplace; residence in Britain; education; mother's maiden name; and father's name, occupation, and residence. Passengers came unassisted, meaning they paid their own way. Others were assisted, meaning their passage was paid by the government or an individual. When their passage was paid, the debt had to be repaid.  
 
The Irish did not immigrate to Australia in large groups or during specific time periods. They did immigrate individually or a&nbsp; few at a time. Irish were among the convicts who were shipped to New South Wales as early as 1788 and Tasmania in 1804. Some contain such details as the immigrant's birthplace; residence in Britain; education; mother's maiden name; and father's name, occupation, and residence. Passengers came unassisted, meaning they paid their own way. Others were assisted, meaning their passage was paid by the government or an individual. When their passage was paid, the debt had to be repaid.  
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== How to Use This Page  ==
 
== How to Use This Page  ==
  
Search each of the Web sites and sources listed under the state(s) where your ancestor lived. Look for clues pointing to a place of origin in Ireland. Each index and source covers a different time period. It's important to understand what's covered instead of assuming that every Web site and source is complete for every year and every name. Some links lead to articles about immigration.<br>  
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Search each of the Web sites and sources listed under the state(s) where your ancestor lived. Look for clues pointing to a place of origin in Ireland. Each index and source covers a different time period. It's important to understand what's covered instead of assuming that every Web site and source is complete for every year and every name. Some links lead to articles about immigration.<br>
  
 
== General  ==
 
== General  ==
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===== Databases  =====
 
===== Databases  =====
  
*[http://www.list.jaunay.com/ausnzpassengers/ AUSNZ Passengers]<br>  
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*[http://www.list.jaunay.com/ausnzpassengers/ AUSNZ Passengers]<br>
*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/web/autp.htm Australian Transport Records - National Library of Ireland 1791-1853]<br>  
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*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/web/autp.htm Australian Transport Records - National Library of Ireland 1791-1853]<br>
 
*[http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts Convict Transportation Registers Database]<br>
 
*[http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts Convict Transportation Registers Database]<br>
  
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*O'Farrell, Patrick. Letters from Irish Australia, 1825-1929. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, 1984. (FHL {{FHL|472146|title-id|disp=book 994 F2op}}).<br>
 
*O'Farrell, Patrick. Letters from Irish Australia, 1825-1929. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, 1984. (FHL {{FHL|472146|title-id|disp=book 994 F2op}}).<br>
  
== New South Wales<br> ==
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== New South Wales<br> ==
  
 
===== Databases  =====
 
===== Databases  =====
  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Ireland-Australia transportation database] includes not only convicts but convicts' families and free settlers. <br>  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Ireland-Australia transportation database] includes not only convicts but convicts' families and free settlers. <br>
*[http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=9 Assisted Immigrants, 1839-1896]<br>  
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*[http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=9 Assisted Immigrants, 1839-1896]<br>
*[http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=43 Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855]<br>  
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*[http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=43 Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855]<br>
*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass1.htm#NSW Passenger Indexes (various years and ports)] <br>  
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*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass1.htm#NSW Passenger Indexes (various years and ports)] <br>
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
  
 
===== Sources  =====
 
===== Sources  =====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_an_Irish_Ancestor_Using_Australian_Records?action=edit Irish Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1849]<br>  
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_an_Irish_Ancestor_Using_Australian_Records?action=edit Irish Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1849]<br>
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/resources-for/family-historians/births-deaths-and-marriages/births-deaths-marriages Births, deaths and marriages]<br>
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/resources-for/family-historians/births-deaths-and-marriages/births-deaths-marriages Births, deaths and marriages]<br>
  
== Tasmania<br> ==
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== Tasmania<br> ==
  
===== Databases<br> =====
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===== Databases<br> =====
  
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=91 Index to passengers &amp; ships arrivals - 19th Century]<br>  
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*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=91 Index to passengers &amp; ships arrivals - 19th Century]<br>
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=11 Index to Tasmanian Convicts, 1804-1853]<br>  
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*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=11 Index to Tasmanian Convicts, 1804-1853]<br>
 
*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass1.htm#TAS Passenger lists, 1827-1862 (various ports)]  
 
*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass1.htm#TAS Passenger lists, 1827-1862 (various ports)]  
 
*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass31.htm Tasmania 1831 Passenger Lists]<br>
 
*[http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/pass31.htm Tasmania 1831 Passenger Lists]<br>
  
===== Sources<br> =====
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===== Sources<br> =====
  
Naturalisation records may state a place of birth. Search an [http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=6 Index to Naturalisations 1835-1905].<br>  
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Naturalisation records may state a place of birth. Search an [http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=6 Index to Naturalisations 1835-1905].<br>
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Australia_Civil_Registration-_Vital_Records Marriage certificates] starting 1 December 1838 show the age and birthplace of groom and bride; and the names of parents and father's occupation. This information was not compulsory until 1896 but can be there before this date.<br>  
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[[Australia_Civil_Registration-_Vital_Records|Marriage certificates]] starting 1 December 1838 show the age and birthplace of groom and bride; and the names of parents and father's occupation. This information was not compulsory until 1896 but can be there before this date.<br>
  
== South Australia<br> ==
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== South Australia<br> ==
  
 
===== Databases  =====
 
===== Databases  =====
  
[http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/ships_sa.htm Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia]<br>  
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[http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/ships_sa.htm Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia]<br>
  
===== Sources<br> =====
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===== Sources<br> =====
  
[http://143.216.32.39/archivessrsa/t1tbmain.asp?MainURL=t1tbdui.asp&FunctionName=$SASABKWDSCH Passenger Lists ]in the State Archives of South Australia.<br>  
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[http://143.216.32.39/archivessrsa/t1tbmain.asp?MainURL=t1tbdui.asp&FunctionName=$SASABKWDSCH Passenger Lists ]in the State Archives of South Australia.<br>
  
== Queensland<br> ==
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== Queensland<br> ==
  
 
===== Databases  =====
 
===== Databases  =====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
  
== Victoria<br> ==
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== Victoria<br> ==
  
 
===== Databases  =====
 
===== Databases  =====
  
*[http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=24 Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871]<br>  
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*[http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=24 Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871]<br>
 
*[http://www.macbeth.com.au/indexes/assimmsearch.html Assisted Immigration to Victoria 1836 to 1879 Ships]<br>
 
*[http://www.macbeth.com.au/indexes/assimmsearch.html Assisted Immigration to Victoria 1836 to 1879 Ships]<br>
  
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*[http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa.html Convicts to Western Australia] has information and links to several databases.
 
*[http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa.html Convicts to Western Australia] has information and links to several databases.
  
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[[Category:Australia]] [[Category:New_South_Wales]] [[Category:Queensland]] [[Category:South_Australia]] [[Category:Tasmania]] [[Category:Victoria]] [[Category:Western_Australia]]
 
[[Category:Australia]] [[Category:New_South_Wales]] [[Category:Queensland]] [[Category:South_Australia]] [[Category:Tasmania]] [[Category:Victoria]] [[Category:Western_Australia]]

Revision as of 20:36, 15 July 2011

Ireland Gotoarrow.png Ireland Emigration and Immigration

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Notes on Immigration

The Irish did not immigrate to Australia in large groups or during specific time periods. They did immigrate individually or a  few at a time. Irish were among the convicts who were shipped to New South Wales as early as 1788 and Tasmania in 1804. Some contain such details as the immigrant's birthplace; residence in Britain; education; mother's maiden name; and father's name, occupation, and residence. Passengers came unassisted, meaning they paid their own way. Others were assisted, meaning their passage was paid by the government or an individual. When their passage was paid, the debt had to be repaid.

 In Australia, immigration records are kept at state archives. Many pre-1900 immigration records are available in the Family History Library. See what their collection has by clicking here . The library also has some indexes .

How to Use This Page

Search each of the Web sites and sources listed under the state(s) where your ancestor lived. Look for clues pointing to a place of origin in Ireland. Each index and source covers a different time period. It's important to understand what's covered instead of assuming that every Web site and source is complete for every year and every name. Some links lead to articles about immigration.

General

Databases
Sources
  • Coffey, Hubert W. and Marjorie J. Morgan. Irish Families in Australia and New Zealand, 1788-1978. 4 vols. (FHL book 994 D3c).
  • O'Farrell, Patrick. The Irish in Australia. Kensington, New South Wales: New South Wales University Press, 1986; rev. 1993. (FHL book 994 F2opi 1993).
  • O'Farrell, Patrick. Letters from Irish Australia, 1825-1929. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, 1984. (FHL book 994 F2op).

New South Wales

Databases
Sources

Tasmania

Databases
Sources

Naturalisation records may state a place of birth. Search an Index to Naturalisations 1835-1905.

Marriage certificates starting 1 December 1838 show the age and birthplace of groom and bride; and the names of parents and father's occupation. This information was not compulsory until 1896 but can be there before this date.

South Australia

Databases

Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia

Sources

Passenger Lists in the State Archives of South Australia.

Queensland

Databases

Victoria

Databases

Western Australia

Databases