The compilers, Malcolm Sainty and Keith Johnson have compiled index cards from every notice of births, marriages, deaths and funerals in every edition of the Sydney Morning Herald newpapers from 18 April 1831 (the first day it was published) to 30 September 1853. Every person mentioned in each notice has a separate card. These index cards (over 23,000 of them) are reproduced here for you, to make your searching easier.
Sorted alphabetically by surname, the information contained in most entries consists of surname, given name/s, event (ie. marriage, birth etc.), on (date of event), at (where the event took place), and the SMH date. This is an exact copy of the original bookform and can be read by scrolling through the sections.