Australia, New South Wales, 1891 Census - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Australia, New South Wales, Census, 1891
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|New South Wales, Australia|
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|Location of New South Wales, Australia|
|State Library - New South Wales|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
These records include an index with images of census returns from 1891 for New South Wales. Original records are located in the Mitchell Library in Sydney.
To protect individual privacy, all national censuses were destroyed after statistical information was collected. The New South Wales 1891 census was one of the few census records that survived the destruction.
Australian states also took censuses—mostly from the nineteenth century on. However, many of the censuses did not survive because they were taken for population studies and taxation.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, New South Wales, Census, 1891.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of ancestor
- Marital status
- Number of individuals in household
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Given name and surname
- Approximate year and place of residence
- Family relationships.
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select District (district no.) Content to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Australia, New South Wales, Census, 1891. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index or transcription. To find a copy of the original record, visit the State Library - New South Wales page
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
- Search the records of localities near to where the ancestor is believed to have lived
- Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name or abbreviation of their given name.
- A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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