General Collection Information
This collection consists of photos of headstones, baptism and birth registers, funeral and cemetery registers, and family history books. The original materials in this collection were provided by the Wyong Family History Group, a local group devoted to telling the stories of families in Wyong, New South Wales, Australia.
Using this Collection
Documents in the collection may include the following information:
Many of the records in this collection are church records. Parish records are some of the best resources available to genealogists. They frequently predate civil registration, and in this case, they even predate the founding of Wyong. Additionally, they often include information about other family members, making it easy to build your family tree. The collection also includes more recent data, such as headstone photos, allowing you to track more recent ancestors.
When using the “Browse this collection” function, you may come across blank pages in the registry. Clicking on the arrow to the right of the image will bring up the index images in alphabetical order.
Can’t find a record? Try searching other records in Ancestry’s New South Wales, Australia collection: https://www.ancestry.com/search/places/australia/new_south_wales/
Collection in Context
The Australian state of New South Wales was originally colonized by the British in 1788. Initially, New South Wales served as a penal colony, but free settlers started arriving in 1793. Civil registration of vital records wasn’t required in New South Wales until 1856. Established in 1888, Wyong is on the Central Coast, north of Sydney.
National Library of Australia. “New South Wales.” Last Modified 2020. https://www.nla.gov.au/research-guides/australian-birth-death-and-marriage-records/new-south-wales
Parliament of New South Wales. “1788 -1810, Early European Settlement” last Modified 2020. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/about/Pages/1788-to-1810-Early-European-Settlement.aspx
Wyong Family History Group. “Our History.” Last Modified 2018. http://www.wyongfamilyhistory.com.au/our-history.html