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==== Town and Regions  ====
 
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*[[Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|Sydney]]
 
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=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
*[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]]  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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*[[Australia, New South Wales and Capital Territory Masonic Registers and Card Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Australia, New South Wales and Capital Territory Masonic Registers and Card Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Index to Bounty Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Index to Bounty Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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See the [http://www.fhlfavorites.info Family History Library Favorites] for important links to record collections on the internet.
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=== Church Records  ===
 
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'''1833 County Maps''': [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/new-south-wales-east.htm NSW Eastern] &#124; [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/new-south-wales-west.htm NSW Western]: Courtesy of London Ancestor  
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'''1833 County Maps''': [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/new-south-wales-east.htm NSW Eastern] | [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/new-south-wales-west.htm NSW Western]: Courtesy of London Ancestor  
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
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[http://www.monaropioneers.com/ Eden/Monaro Pioneers Database]: This database contains over 266,000 names.  
 
[http://www.monaropioneers.com/ Eden/Monaro Pioneers Database]: This database contains over 266,000 names.  
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*[http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm New South Wales Births, Marriages and Death Records] - Search for Free
 
*[http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm New South Wales Births, Marriages and Death Records] - Search for Free
  
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*[http://www.familyhistoryweek.org.au/ National Family History Week] is held around the end of July each year. In 2012 it will be celebrated from Jluy 27 to 5 August.
 
*[http://www.familyhistoryweek.org.au/ National Family History Week] is held around the end of July each year. In 2012 it will be celebrated from Jluy 27 to 5 August.
  
=== Websites ===
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newsouthwalesgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New South Wales]
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-online Online Indexes] through the NSW Government State Records
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-online Online Indexes] through the NSW Government State Records
  
 
=== Help Wanted  ===
 
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Interested in [[Help:Contributor Help|editing or adding]] to the Wiki? The New South Wales page needs you! Here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need!
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*[[New South Wales Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[New South Wales Biography|Biography]]
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*[[New South Wales Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
 
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*[[New South Wales Census|Census]]  
 
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*[[New South Wales Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
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*New South Wales makes its indexes to births, deaths and marriages available online.
 
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Australia Gotoarrow.png New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales was first settled by Europeans in 1788 with the arrival of eleven English ships with more than 1000 convicts and military personnel, known today as the 'First Fleeters.'  The second fleet arrived in 1790 and saved the colony from starvation.  The third fleet arrived in 1791 and included the first Irish transportees.  The first free settler immigrants arrived in 1793. The capital was established at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson. By 1828, when the first regular census was taken, the population of New South Wales was estimated at 36,598.

Van Dieman's Land (called Tasmania since 1856), originally a part of New South Wales, was separated off in 1825 and became an independent colony.  Other states that were broken off of New South Wales include South Australia in 1836, Victoria in 1851, and Queensland in 1861. The Northern Territory was separated out in 1911.

Getting started with New South Wales research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Jurisdictions

Town and Regions

  • Blue Mountains
  • Capial Country
  • Central Coast
  • Central NSW
  • Far North Coast
  • Hunter Region
  • Illawara
  • New England
  • North Coast
  • Outback Region
  • Riverina
  • Snowy Mountains
  • South Coast
  • Sydney

Research Tools

(Your text or images here)

  • (helpful tools and resources)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Featured Content

The Wiki article describing an online collection are found at:

See the Family History Library Favorites for important links to record collections on the internet.

Church Records

Learn how to find your Australian ancestors in New South Wales by searching church records. See the tutorial at FamilySearch called "New South Wales Early Church Records 1788-1886" There are many listings for specific Church Records in theFamily History Library Catalog. Review the listing for a specific area of your research.

Maps

1833 County Maps: NSW Eastern | NSW Western: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Vital Records

Learn how to find your ancestors in New South Wales, Australia by finding them in theBirth, Death, Marriage index.  View the"Using the New South Wales Birth, Death, Marriage Index" online tutorial from FamilySearch for more help.

Eden/Monaro Pioneers Database: This database contains over 266,000 names.

Family History Research, can be done at the State Library and Mitchell Library, in Macquarie Street, Sydney just off Martin Place. Be sure to take some ID that shows your current address, so that you can get a State Library Card that will allow you to use the computers anywhere in the building. The card gives residents of NSW access to online resources from home.

Events

 Websites

Help Wanted

Interested in editing or adding to the Wiki? The New South Wales page needs you! Here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need!

News
Topics
Other
  • New South Wales makes its indexes to births, deaths and marriages available online.
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