Australian Census Substitutes

Helen V. Smith
Nov 3, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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Convict Musters
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Surviving Census Records
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Lists Timelines FANs
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Civil Registration
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Wills and Probate
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Electoral Rolls
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Local Histories
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Other Records
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Sadly, in Australia while censuses were taken, once the statistical data was extracted, most were destroyed. Apart from some early musters, researchers have to use other resources to try and fill in the gaps. These include electoral rolls, directories, gazettes, council rates, land records, civil registration and more. While not a perfect substitute these resources do help us put people in time and place.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Another great tool and presentation. Great job!!

    As I know nothing about Australia, found it very informative & will be able to apply it to other places & times.

    As usual Helen is very entertaining and knowledgeable

    attended 1st legacy family tree webinar enjoy it very much

    Clear and concise presentation. Pleased that Australia is being covered by the webinars.

    Excellent and useful. Thanks.

    Excellent overview. Thanks Helen! (& Geoff)

    Excellent! Very nice handout, too. Perhaps I’ll still find my missing man! Thank you.

    First time I have watched a LIVE webinar from Western Australia although I have enjoyed viewing many after the event. Thank you, Helen, for an enlightening webinar and thank you Legacy for presenting.

    first timer – most informative but still learning the ropes technically. I can see it is all pretty straightforward – now I need to go to find the notes!

    Found out some new information. Thanks Helen (and Geoff)

    full of information and easy to follow

    Good one

    Good to be reminded of some sites that I had forgotten about 🙂

    Good to know about these Thanks

    Good to know there maybe a “door” in the “Brick Wall”

    great info

    Great presentation. I need to learn more about Australian genealogy as I hope to visit in 2 years to do some research.

    Great webinar Helen. I wouldn’t have thought about Council rate assessment books.

    It thought it was very helpful. I had only really known about the electoral rolls but hadn’t considered a lot of the other lists available. thanks!

    Lots of food for thought, now I just have to find the time to try some new things out 🙂 Thx

    Loved Helen Smith’s talk! Very informative.

    Lovely and clear – a lot covered in 60 minutes. Thankyou

    My son in law has early Australian settlers good things to follow up


    So informative. Thank you so much.

    So much great information! I always enjoy learning from Helen.

    Thank you for a well researched and interesting event. It was very good to have dates of various legislative events etc that impact of the relevance of various records and their availability in the first place.

    Thanks Helen another great presentation

    Thoroughly enjoyed this webinar and learnt lots of new places to search. Many thanks, Helen.

    thought it was very good. Helen is a great speaker. No umms

    Very comprehansive and informative. Lots to use. Thank you.

    Very good.

    very helpful as normal

    Very informative and lots of places to investigate.

    Very informative which will help me to research in areas not thought about. Thank you Helen and Geoff.

    Very rewarding. Learn’t lots Thank you.

    Very thorough

    Very well done!

    Very well presented…lots and lots of useful info. Going to take me some time to process it all & will probably need to review the webinar a couple of times as well. Thank you!

    Wonderful webinar if you a doing genealogy in Australia and what records are available.

    You learn something from every webinar! Love the Down-Under ones. From NZ, but have done lots of research in Australia.


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