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Online versions of our information leaflets, subject guides and other useful finding aids to help you research the State archives.

» Archives in Brief
These information leaflets are an excellent starting point for your research. | More |
For a list of AIB by subject see Archives in Brief 51

» Archives Investigator
Search for descriptions of our archival records, including contextual information, to help you find relevant records.
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» KeyName Search
Search our online indexes using this powerful search facility. | More |

» Photo Investigator
Browse digital photographs of NSW, dating from the late 19th Century to the present. | More |

» Short Guides
Easy reference to record series relating to a particular subject or area of research. Available short guides are:
1. Electoral rolls
2. Birth, death and marriage records
3. Returns of the Colony 'Blue Books'
4. Attorney General and Justice - Registry of BDMs
5. Index to Abstract of licences for marriage to free persons
6. Department of Education - subject files, 1875-1948
7. 1901 Census - collectors' books
8. Land grants, 1788-1856
9. Naturalization and Denization Records, 1834-1903
10. Professions and Occupations: A select list of records
12. Muster and Census Records
13. Surveyors' Field Books (now a searchable online index)
14. Special Bundles

» Subject Guides
In-depth information to record series relating to a particular subject or area of research. Available subject guides are:
* Aboriginal people
* Colonial (Government) Architect
* Colonial Secretary Correspondence
* Federation
* Guide to NSW State archives relating to Responsible Government (under construction)
* The teaching of English to Post WWII Migrants
* Using the Archives Resources Kit
* Vice Admiralty Court of NSW, 1787-1911