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NSW Returns of the Colony 1822–1857
This is a collection of the colony's records in the civil, economic, judicial, police, penal, medical, ecclesiastical, and educational establishments. There are 28 different record types that are included in some form over the 35 years and also include a list of the officers in these areas.

The information that can be found in these records is usually the name of a person and their role in the government or their name and the type of business they were involved in with the government. Start searching now.

Now available on Ancestry.com.au
Australia Cemetery Index, 1808–2007
The Australia Cemetery Index 1808–2007 contains tombstone transcriptions from several cemeteries in Australia. We have recently added 166,929 new records to this index, bringing the collection to a total of 665,118 records. The information given for a record will vary but you may find the following—name, age, birth date, death date, burial date, name of cemetery, state in which cemetery is located, and location of grave or tombstone within the cemetery.
Get Social
Ancestry Member Connect
Millions of people are discovering their family stories on Ancestry.com.au. Member Connect will help you stay in touch with other members who also happen to be researching your ancestors. You'll be able to contact them, share research, and be notified when they add new content about your ancestors to their family trees.
Find out more about Member Connect in our blog.
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Occupation Records
Discover your ancestors' occupations with our key records from the UK. UK Heritage Plus and World Heritage members can search the new collections including Apprenticeship books, Railway Employment records, and Postal Service books. You can examine your ancestors' work in more detail—and see how it affected the rest of their life—with our new collections.
Find out more in our blog.
U.S. Yearbooks Collection
We've just released 24,000 more U.S. yearbooks with almost 4 million new images, and made searching them easier than ever. It now totals over 35,000, carries 155 million records encompassing the years 1884 to 2009 and is available to World Heritage members. The newly-updated U.S. Yearbook Collection is also littered with images of famous Americans from the last century including Madonna, Sean Penn, Garth Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Nicholas Cage, and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few. Don't have a World Heritage Membership? Click here to view the online gallery.
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Send us a brief account, in 150–200 words, of the ancestor you discovered and their personal story.
Send us your ancestor's full name and all key vital dates available—birth, marriage (when, where, and to whom), children, occupation, etc.
Include any historical records you've found through your search—birth, marriage, military records, etc.
Along with any additional mementos you've discovered along the way—photos, medals, awards, etc.
And lastly, don't forget to include your name, where you are from and your contact details including your phone number and email address.
Please email your story to mystory@ancestry.com.au.

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