For more information about
Doctors, Ministers, Soldiers or Police, enter their title in the
First Name search field, eg. Rev - Dr - Constable -
Major - Captain - Corporal etc.
was the coroner for the Maitland district for many years and references to many inquests can be found by a
search under his name.
Areas covered include: Maitland,
Dungog, Wollombi, Scone, Newcastle, Brisbane Water, Raymond Terrace, Singleton,
Muswellbrook, Murrurundi, Merton, Paterson, Lake Macquarie, Lochinvar, Jerry's
Plains, Morpeth, Cassilis, Hinton, Clarencetown, Black Creek, Port
Stephens, Hexham, Sugar loaf as well as many more
Try alternative spelling of the name you are searching or enter just
part of the name. For example, entering 'Dav' into the search will
return Davis, Davies, Davidson, Davey, Davison etc. There may be
differences in spelling in the First name field. For example Daniel
John, D.J., Daniel, Dan, Danny, D.
Entering the Ship followed by the year it arrived for example Phoenix 1826 is a
better option than Phoenix if you are searching for those who arrived on a ship
in a particular year.
It may be better to search only by surname, and
then scroll through the entries which are listed alphabetically. If the initial
search is too limited some entries may not be retrieved.
Search by Surname, First name or
Ship ( or all three)
Examples of alternative
If an alternative name is in brackets, be sure to make a
different search using the alternative
A question mark next to an entry may indicate doubt about the
accuracy of that record, or the spelling of the name
To search by ship - enter the name of the ship and
the year of arrival. eg Hooghley 1834; Royal Admiral 1835 etc. By just entering
Royal Admiral or Hooghley references to all years will be retrieved.
If an entry is found by searching under
'ship', be sure to do another search under 'surname', as more records for your
person of interest may be found.
The search is not case sensitive.
Use either upper or lower case.
Please note that once you have run
a search, the records are not necessarily in date order. Scroll
through the pages to locate your ancestor. Some names may have multiple entries.
Just because your ancestor's name
appears in the database doesn't mean it is necessarily him or her. For example
there were at least nine John Browns in Newcastle in the early 1820's.
I add to the database
frequently, so even if you didn't find a reference to your ancestor this time
you may do in the future.