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Finding Families: The Guide to the National Archives of Australia for Genealogists

Publisher: Hale & Iremonger

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 344 pages
Author: M. Chambers
Year: 1998
ISBN: 9780868066486
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, index
Publisher: Hale & Iremonger

Finding Families will guide your way through the vast collection of records in the care of the National Archives of Australia and tell you how and where discoveries about your own family might be made. This is the essential guide to an fascinating facts about your own family kept among these millions of files, photographs and other material

Biographers, social historians and political scientists will be guided by this valuable resource in researching the context shaping the lives and events which influenced the growth of the nation. Official records reveal the facts of the lives of both the well known and those whose memory is treasure more personally. 'Finding Families' is also a guide to tracing where and when and how men and women served their nation in wartime, or settled in a new country, or were educated or assisted through Commonwealth government agencies.

Families dispersed by the action of governments in peace or in war might find in this guide to Commonwealth records a path to a personal understanding of the past. For refugees, for indigenous people, for child migrants, for all those seeking to recover their histories, 'Finding Families' is an indispensable companion.

A Note on Access to Records
How to Use This Guide

The Records
1. Immigration
2. Defence
3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
4. Security and Intelligence
5. Transport
6. Works and Property
7. Communications
8. Parliamentary, Census and Ceremonial Records
9. Education and Training
10. Arts and Science
11. Government Employment
12. Territories
13. Legal and customs
14. Repatriation, Health and Welfare

A. Select Bibliography
B. NAA Addresses and Hours of Opening
C. Genealogical Societies
D. Abbreviations

An essential guide as we become increasingly curious about our ancestors--their lives, achievements and tragedies--and a welcome legacy for our children -- Hazel Hawke, Heritage Council of New South Wales

'This new and greatly expanded guide to the wide range of Commonwealth records of significance to family historians is a "must", not only for genealogists, but for social scientists generally -- Ken Knight, President Society of Australian Genealogists

'This book is a significant step forward for genealogical studies in Australia' -- Nick Vine Hall, Genealogist, ABC Radio


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