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|You can use New South Wales pioneers index 1788-1918 when in the Library. Can't come to the Library? Contact us.|
Collect the Federation Series (1889-1918) of the New South Wales pioneers index 1788-1918 on the 'NSW—BDM' shelves in the Family history area. The index is arranged alphabetically by family name.
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Using the microfiche reader, search for the individual's name in the index.
Here is an example of the information found in an index entry:
|Name||Event||Year||Father||Mother||Place of Registration||Reg Number|
|GOOLAGONG Katie||B||1913||Robert J||Ettie M||Grenfell||46522|
The birth records are kept at the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. You will need to buy a copy of the certificate at the Registry.
Births were first recorded as baptisms by churches and then after 1855, as Civil Registration Birth Certificates, when the registration of births became law. There is no documentation of Aboriginal births before 1788.