Australia, New South Wales—1891 Census


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image contains information related to this project, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, only contains information about businesses, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain information related to this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an exampleNormal

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

District Number

District Number

Type the district number as it was written on the record. The number is usually located at the top of the page.

If a district number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example34

Given Names

Given Names

Images in this project often contain two pages. Remember to scroll to the right to index records on the second page.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sr, or Mrs, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If businesses or other non-individuals were recorded, skip the record and move onto the next individual.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleRebecca

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Maiden names are considered as surnames and should be typed in the surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sr, or Mrs, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If businesses or other non-individuals were recorded, skip the record and move onto the next individual.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleEvans

Number of Householder's Schedule

Number of Householder's Schedule

Type the householder's schedule number as it was written on the record. The number is located in the third column. Do not index letters if listed along with the householder's schedule number.

Do not enter the Number of Householder's Schedule for businesses, churches, uninhabited structures, or any other entries without a person's name. 

If a householder's schedule number was not recorded, or was recorded next to a structure without a person's name, press Ctrl+to mark this field as blank.

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