Online Indexes

Search for people and places in our online indexes.
You can start by using KeyName Search which allows you to do a single search of many of our indexes (but not all) or select from our listing of indexes below.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W

A

Aboriginal People

see Indigenous Australians

Architecture and Design

Browse the Colonial (Government) Architect Index for a list of public buildings 1837-c.1970

Assisted Immigrants

see Immigration and Shipping

Asylums

Inmate records for the Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute, 1880-1896

B

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Name search for those unable to pay their debts or meet their expenses, 1842-1928

Buildings

see Architecture and Design

Business and Company Records

Index to owners of firms Registered under the Firms Act, 1902 covering 1903-1922

C

Census and Musters

The 1841 Census lists all the surviving householders' returns (heads of households only) and abstracts of returns

Child Welfare

Includes: Mittagong Farmhome for Boys; Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children; Orphan schools records and Industrial schools records

Colonial Secretary

One of the most valuable sources of information on the history of the Colony and the State of NSW, 1788-1982

Convicts

Search certificates of freedom; bank accounts; deaths; exiles; applications to marry; pardons; tickets of leave; and browse early digitised indents

Coroners and Inquests

The Coroners' Inquests index covers 1796-1824

Courts

Civil and criminal court records; Bench of Magistrates; Court of Claims; Quarter Sessions; Supreme Court; Governor's Court; NSW King's and Queen's Counsel

D

Divorce

This Index covers the years 1873-1923 and can be searched by petitioner and/or respondent

Doctors

see Medical Profession

E

Education

see Child WelfareSchools

F

G

Gaols

Over 47,000 entries covering c.1870-1930. The records usually include a mugshot of each prisoner and a list of their convictions.

Government Asylums

see Asylums

Governor's Court

see Courts

H

Health

see Asylums

Hospitals

see Asylums

I

Immigration and Shipping

Assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney, Newcastle, Moreton Bay and Port Phillip, 1839-1896; bounty immigratns; unassisted passengers; ships' musters; vessels arrived

Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal colonial court cases; people listed in the register of Aboriginal reserves and other documents relating to Aboriginal people

Infirm / Destitute Asylums

see Asylums

Inquests

see Coroners and Inquests

Insolvency

see Bankruptcy and Insolvency

K

King's / Queen's Counsel appointments

see CourtsProfessions and Occupations

L

M

Mines

see Goldmining

N

Naturalization and Denization

Name search for non-British subjects wishing to own land or vote in NSW, 1834-1903

O

Orphans

see Child Welfare

P

Passenger Lists

see Immigration and Shipping

Pharmacists

see Chemists

Prisons

see Gaols

Public Buildings

see Architecture and Design

Q

Quarter Sessions

see Courts

Queen's / King's Counsel appointments

see CourtsProfessions and Occupations

R

Railways and Workers

Serch employment records for NSW Railways and Tramways; employees who died during WWI; and the roll of honour of the 1st Railway Section of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force

S

Schools

The Schools and related records cover 1876-1979 and is arranged alphabetically by school name. Individuals are not listed

Surveyors

see Surveyor General

T

Teachers

The Teachers' rolls, 1869-1908 provide service record details for each teacher and can include date of birth, examination results, appointments, promotions and date of resignation

U

Unemployment

see Colonial Secretary

V

Vessels Arriving

see Immigration and Shipping

W