New South Wales, Australia Records
- From: annrab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ann Rabinowitz)
- Date: 15 Sep 2008 12:05:58 -0700
For those researchers looking for records for their families who may have gone to Australia, there is a group of records available on Ancestry.com. These are the:
New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922
As with many other UK or British Empire records, the names have first initials for
the first name, for the most part. Also, they do not provide the capability to search by ethnic origin of the passenger. They do provide the name of the passenger, estimated birth year, port of departure, port of arrival, voyage arrival
date, vessel name, origin location (town or country). However, not all passengers
have all these pieces of information.
For common Jewish names, you will find 3,220 entries for Cohen, many with only a Mr., Mrs., Miss or Master as the first name; 16 for Kaplan; 126 for Bernstein; 3 for Abramowitz; 128 for Cantor; 223 for Levin, etc.
I found a person with one of my rare family names who left from London, arrived in
NSW and whose origin was Port Elizabeth, SA. However, he had arrived in 1886 which
was way before anyone in that branch of my family had left England or had even gone
to South Africa. So, it provided something to ponder.
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