World Archives Project: New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899

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About this project The gazettes were published weekly and contain Government notices, including Acts of Parliament, land transactions, criminal notices,  will and probate notices, military desertions, government appointments, and missing people.  This project requires the reading of brief notices and extracting little information.  As the gazettes are typed, the reading is easy, and there are only a few fields of information to be keyed.  The project difficulty level is set at Easy.

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Gazette Page With Names
Gazette Page Without Names

Gazette Page With Names

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This form type is for all gazette pages from which names will be keyed.

Publication Month

Key the Publication Month in its three letter abbreviation from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Month from the date found in the page header.
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Publication Day

Key the Publication Day from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Day from the date found in the page header.
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Publication Year

Key the Publication Year from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Year from the date found in the page header.
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Page Number

Key the Page Number usually found at the top of the page.  If a page number is in Roman Numerals, key as seen.  If no page number is on the image, mark the field blank.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided drop-down list.  To activate the list, key the first letter of the prefix.  If a prefix is not on the list, key as seen.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the provided drop-down list.  To activate the drop-down list, key the first letter of the name.  If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.If the same name appears several times in the entry, key only once.
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Surname

Key the Surname using the provided drop-down list.  To activate the list, key the first letter of the surname.  If a surname is not on the list, key as seen. If the same name appears several times in the entry, key only once.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using the provided drop-down list. To activate the drop-down list, key the first letter of the suffix.  If a suffix does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, "alias", "also known as", "aka", or may be preceded by the word "nee". Key the first name or initial and any middle names using the provided drop-down list.  To activate the list, key the first letter of the name.  If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, "alias", "also known as", "aka", or may be preceded by the word "nee".  Key the alias surname using the provided drop-down list.  To activate the list, key the first letter of the name.  If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Alias Name

When the alias given name and alias surname are both different from the given name and surname, key the whole Alias Name into this field.  If there is more than one alias name, key each name in this field separated by a comma.
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Event Type

Read the entry and key the Event Type of the entry using the provided drop-down list. To activate the drop-down list key the first letter of the Event Type.  The only possible Event Types are:Convict\Prisoner Notice (including licence of departures, tickets of leave, descriptions, etc)Crime\Criminal ActGovernment AppointmentProfessional Listing - lists of qualified medical practitioners, etcWill\Probate Notice (including Ecc notices)Missing People (including searches for people)Land Transaction\Ownership details of deceased personsNext of Kin NoticeBankruptcy\Insolvency NoticeMilitary - Notice of Deserter: physical features, clothes,Unclaimed LetterMining LicenseOther
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Event Location

Find the Event Location, the place where the event occurred, within the event entry.  Using the provided drop-down list, key the event location.  To activate the drop-down list, key the first letter of the location.  If a location is not on the list, key as seen.
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Gazette Page Without Names

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This form type is for all gazette pages that either do not have names or are indexes, title pages, etc., from which names will not be keyed.  Only available Header level fields will be keyed: publication date and page number.

Publication Month

Key the Publication Month in its three letter abbreviation from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Month from the date found in the page header.
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Publication Day

Key the Publication Day from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Day from the date found in the page header.
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Publication Year

Key the Publication Year from the publication date found at the beginning of the event entry.  If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Year from the date found in the page header.
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Page Number

Key the Page Number usually found at the top of the page.  If a page number is in Roman Numerals, key as seen.  If no page number is on the image, mark the field blank.
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