State Archives & Records New South Wales

State Archives & Records NSW manages and provides access to the New South Wales State archives collection, a unique and irreplaceable part of Australia's cultural heritage dating back to 1788. This site offers access to:
Search - a single, simple search to discover photographic and documentary content from amongst the millions of items catalogued in the Collection. You can also do a search of the website content.
Online Indexes in the following categories: Aboriginal People; Architecture and Design; Asylums; Attorneys, Barristers and Solicitors; Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Business and Company Records; Census and Musters; Chemists and Pharmacists; Child Care and Protection; Colonial Secretary; Convicts; Courts; Deaths; Deceased Estates; Divorce; Gaols; Goldmining; Governor; Health; Immigration and Shipping; Inquests; Intestates; Land; Maps and Plans; Medical Practitioners; Military and War; Naturalization and Denization; Nurses and Midwives; Police; Probates and Wills; Professions and Occupations; Quarter Sessions; Railways and Railway Workers; Schools; Soldier Settlement; Squatters and Graziers; Surveyor General; Teachers and Unemployment.
• Online Guides - Occupations cover: Accountants; Apprentices; Architects, Attorneys, Barristers, Solicitors; Dentists; Firefighters; Medical Practitioners; Military Personnel; Nurses; Optometrists; Pharmacists and Chemists; Physiotherapists; Police Service; Prison Officers / Gaol Staff; Public Servants; Publicans' Licenses; Railway Employees; School Teachers and Sydney Harbour Bridge construction workers.
• Online Guides - Immigration / Shipping Guide - Use the Stories Tab to access Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Immigration, India, Italian, Lebanese, Maltese, Polish and Russian migration stories.
KeyName Search to search for your family across all the indexes at once, except the Index to the Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825.
Research A-Z that allows you to browse the alphabetical list of research topics. This list includes guides, indexes and stories.
• A program of free webinars that focuses on the resources of the State archives collection and how to access them. You can join and participate in a live webinar or watch pervious webinars whenever you want.
• Handwriting – tips for reading handwritten documents
TIP: Use Search to search for place names, ship's names and surnames or use Research A-Z to choose a research topic such as Nurses and Midwives. The Indexes Tab will list the online indexes available; the Guides Tab will list available guides and the Stories Tab will list available stories.
TIP: Check out the State Archives & Records NSW How to use the website guide