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Chemists, Druggists and Pharmacists
This Index may be of use to family historians researching Chemists, Druggists and Pharmacists records; it contains 2967 entries.
NSW King's / Queen's Counsel
This index provides access to digital copies of correspondence relating to applications to take silk in NSW. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1950. The index is searchable by name and year appointed silk. There are approx. 2075 entries.
Police Service
This index covers appointments between 1852 and 1913. There are 11,319 entries compiled from one record series. Other police service records - not included in this index - are available to view in the reading rooms.
The index covers the years 1830-61, surnames A-Z. There are c. 20,000 entries in this index.
Railway employees
Indexes include: Nominal Roll of the First Railway Section (AIF), 1917-20; Railway Supply Detachment; Railway Employment Records, and; NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-19.
Teachers' rolls
Many people have teachers in their family. The Teachers' rolls, 1869-1908 (NRS 4073) are one of most useful sources for researching individual teachers in the later half of the nineteenth century. They provide a service record for each teacher and include date of birth, examination results, appointments, promotions and date of resignation. The index contains 14, 867 entries.
Unemployed in Sydney
This index will be of interest to those whose ancestors may have been unemployed in 1866 and want to learn of their situation and possibly roughly when they arrived in the colony. It will also provide a snapshot of economic conditions in Sydney in 1866.
Registers of Nurses
The Index to the Registers of Nurses 1926-54 is an ongoing volunteer project that will be a useful source to people researching nurses.