World Archives Project: 1891 New South Wales, Australia, Census

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About this project This collection of records for the 1891 NSW Australia census contains valuable genealogical information. The images are clear and the forms uniform. The project level is determined Easy as the handwriting is legible and the information wanted to be captured is easy to find and follow.

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When should you create a new section?
According to the Project Instructions for the Census form type you create a new section for the second page only if there is a new County listed at the top of the page. To create a new section you can use either the button in the toolbar above the keying area or the F11 key on your keyboard.


Should we key business names, buildings or unoccupieds?
Do not key business names, buildings or unoccupied.

Do we enter blank lines?
Do not show blank lines.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Title Image
Census

Title Image

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The Title Pages display the Census District No, Name, and Sub-district along with the only field being captured from these images - Book No.

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Book

Capture the Book number as seen.
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Census

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Images display the Names to be captured.

County

Key the County found in the header information for each page using the drop-down list for assistance. If a County is not found in the list then key the County as seen. The County name can be found following the word "County" in the header. This county will apply to all records on the page. If two Counties are listed on one page of the image key the two Counties separated by a semi-colon. If no County appears then mark the field blank.
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District

Capture the District name as found in the header information for each page using the drop-down list provided for assistance. If a District does not appear in the list then key the District as seen. If no District is given then mark the field blank.
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Sub District

Capture the Sub-District found in the header information of each page. Either a letter and/or a name will appear. Key this field as seen. If no Sub-District is given then mark the field blank.
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Locality

Capture the Locality found in the header information for each image. There are three possible localities (borough, township, or goldfield); however, only one will be captured in descending order. The first and foremost field to capture is the Borough, if it is given. If no Borough appears then the Township. If no Township then the Goldfield. If all the possible localities fields are blank, mark the Locality field blank.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the name, such as "Mr", "Mrs", "Dr" or "Rev" in the Prefix field.
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Given Name

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials using the drop-down list provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the drop-down list then key the name as seen. If no given names appear then mark the field blank.
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Surname

Enter the Surname here as it appears on the image, using the drop-down list to help you. If no Surname appears then mark the field blank.
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Suffix

Key all titles following the surname, such as "Jr" or "III."
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