Tuesday 29 May 2018

New South Wales Government Gazette, 1853-1899: another tranche of scans released to World Archives Project for indexing

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Ancestry has released another tranche of the New South Wales Government Gazette, 1853-1899 for indexing to its World Archives Project (WAP). They are calling it 'Part 5', but I think someone has miscounted, as there have only been three previous WAP Parts, as far as I'm aware.

This large collection contains gazettes published weekly in New South Wales, Australia. They hold details of Acts of Parliament, land transactions, criminal notices, will and probate notices, Bankruptcies, commercial tenders, military desertions, government appointments, missing people, mining licences, professional listings and much more.

The unindexed, browse-only Gazettes can be viewed on Ancestry here.

Ancestry's World Wide Project sees volunteers create indexes from scanned records. The indexes are then added to Ancestry's database and can be accessed free of charge by all researchers.