Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives

Shauna Hicks
Apr 6, 2021
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History & Geography
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Government Archives
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State Archives
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Public Record Office
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Local Archives
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About this webinar

This presentation was part Surname Society Annual Conference and broadcast live on March 20, 2021.


This presentation will demonstrate how to do surname searches effectively in the various Australian state and territory archives as well as the National Archives of Australia. The online catalogue platforms differ from archive to archive and not all indexes are incorporated into the catalogues. This means there may be two places to search. Digging for Surnames will highlight effective ways to search in the various archives.


About the speaker

About the speaker

Shauna Hicks has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years in Australian libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring from full time work, she has written numerous famil
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