Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1538298 |title=Miscellaneous Australian Genealogical Records|location=Australia and New Zealand}}<br>
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== Collection Time Period  ==
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|title=Miscellaneous Australian Genealogical Records, 1776-1980
 
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|location=Australia and New Zealand}}<br>  
This index card collection covers the years 1776 to 1980.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection will include records from 1776 to 1980.<br>
  
 
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 (TIBs) 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).  
 
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 (TIBs) 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).  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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#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.
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#The second set is an index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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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 key genealogical facts depend on the type of records. They may include the following:  
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The collection is composed of three sets of cards:  
  
[[Image:Australia NSW Greenwich Family History Center Miscellaneous Genealogical Records.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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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Birth information about the child on a birth certificate should be fairly accurate. Marriage information about spouses on a marriage record and death information about the decedent on a death record should also be fairly accurate. However, this accuracy is dependent upon the reliability of the informant and of the person transcribing the information onto the cards.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.<br>
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| text = Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre. Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records. Greenwich (N.S.W.) Family History Centre.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Australia NSW Greenwich Family History Center Miscellaneous Genealogical Records.jpg|Miscellaneous Genealogical Records
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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  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Names of parents with their places of birth can be used to search earlier records for names of grandparents. Dates and places of birth can be used to search for information about parents if the parents’ information is not included. The time of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin. While arranged somewhat alphabetically, check previous and later cards to get a complete picture for a given family name. Many names on these cards can be found in the IGI, but these cards contain supplemental family information not generally found in the current computer databases.
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
== Record History  ==
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*Ancestor's name
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*Names of parents
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*Birth place and date
  
The collection is composed of three sets of cards:
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'''Searching the Index'''
  
#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.  
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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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
#The second set is an index to temple and church records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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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.
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The population coverage is minimal.
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'''Using the Information'''
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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*Names of parents with their places of birth can be used to search earlier records for names of grandparents
 
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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
These cards were created as indexes to various genealogical records.
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*The time of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin
 
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Birth information about the child on a birth certificate should be fairly accurate. Marriage information about spouses on a marriage record and death information about the decedent on a death record should also be fairly accurate. However, this accuracy is dependent upon the reliability of the informant and of the person transcribing the information onto the cards.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.''
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*[http://www.judywebster.com.au/ Judy Webster's Genealogy Advice for Australia, especially Queensland]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Australia Genealogy, Family History and Historical Societies]]
 
*[[Australia Genealogy, Family History and Historical Societies]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Australia. Genealogical Society of Utah. miscellaneous Australian Records. Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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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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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==== Example of a Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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"Miscellaneous Australian Genealogical Records 1776-1980," index and digital&nbsp;images, ''FamilySearch ''([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org] : accessed 14 March 2012), Margaret Isobel Rose Jensen; citing&nbsp;Australia, Genealogical Society of Utah, Miscellaneous Australian Records, FHL microfilm 1,514,718; Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Revision as of 18:19, 14 January 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

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 (TIBs) 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).

  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 collection is composed of three sets of cards:

The population coverage is minimal.

These cards were created as indexes to various genealogical records.

Birth information about the child on a birth certificate should be fairly accurate. Marriage information about spouses on a marriage record and death information about the decedent on a death record should also be fairly accurate. However, this accuracy is dependent upon the reliability of the informant and of the person transcribing the information onto the cards.

Citation for This Collection

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.

Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre. Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records. Greenwich (N.S.W.) Family History Centre.

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 TIB cards)

How to Use the Records

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Names of parents
  • Birth place and date

Searching the Index

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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Using the Information

  • Names of parents with their places of birth can be used to search earlier records for names of grandparents
  • Dates and places of birth can be used to search for information about parents if the parents’ information is not included
  • The time of residence in Australia can lead to searches in immigration records for places of origin

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.