Genealogy Datasets in Australian States – South Australia – School Admission Lists 1873 to 1985

posted in: Uncategorized

Each month we look at a genealogy dataset in Australia or New Zealand.  This month we look at the South Australia and the School Admission Registers 1873-1985.

The index for these records are held on Family Search.  The record contains the student names, birth dates and parents or guardians information.  Depending upon the year, records may also include date of admission, occupation of parent and place of residence.  The fantastic thing about this dataset is there is also a digital copy of the record available.

If you need assistance with finding your relative on this database then you may wish to contact one of AAGRA’s genealogists or record agents

GENEALOGY PRO TIP – Always Record Your Sources

posted in: Uncategorized

Always record your sources for all information.  This is important in case you ever need to go back to the document or item you found and also relevant if conflicting information is found, you can evaluate the likely accuracy of each source.

Remember to date your sources and research notes as indexes etc are often updated, sometimes this can mean that records that weren’t previously indexed are included or items previously mistranscribed are corrected.

It is also recommended that you record searches you have completed where no information is found so you that you don’t re-look at the same information later on. 

Genealogy Datasets in Australian States – Queensland – Passenger Lists

posted in: Uncategorized

Each month we explore a different database in an Australian state.  This month we look at passenger lists in Queensland.  The Communities, Housing and Digital Economy department of the Queensland Government have indexes for 28 datasets that relate to immigration and these include passengers lists.

Most of the indexes are in alphabetical order, however they can also be searched by passenger surname, first name, ship name, age, year etc.   This gives many options for trying to find the person you are looking for.

The passenger lists and other datasets available are a wonderful tool for genealogists and record agents as they are searchable.  To view the datasets available click here.

1 2 3 4 15