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Family History

By NSW Department of Attorney General & Justice

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The Australian NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Family History App is the cornerstone of building your New South Wales family tree. Find out more about your ancestors. Where they were born, where they got married, where and when they died. Are there any secrets in your family for you to uncover? Don’t leave any relatives unfound.

The Registry is the official keeper of birth, death & marriage records registered in New South Wales, Australia. Search the historical indexes for free today! If there is a record that captures your interest or completes the missing puzzle of your family tree you can purchase a birth, death or marriage certificate through the Registry’s official Family History App.

Ever wanted to find out more about the first settlers, iconic Australians or historical moments of your ancestor’s? Are you related to a famous Australian? Start searching today and discover information about your family’s past.

Collect certificates and create a family tree for future generations.

Use the Family History app to:
·Search historical indexes
·Trace your family tree
·Search specific birth, death or marriage records
·Purchase birth, death or marriage certificates
·Find specific information such as birth, marriage & burial place of your ancestors
·Look up iconic Australians
·Build a collection of certificates

What indexes can you look up?
You can search historical indexes for births deaths & marriages registered in New South Wales.
Births - 100 years ago or more
Deaths - 30 years ago or more
Marriages - 50 years ago or more

How does it work?
Using the Family History App is simple. All you need to do is select the event type you wish to search, type in the name/s and year of birth, death or marriage and then select search. If you’re not sure of the exact year, you can type in a year range and the App will bring back matching results for events records in the New South Wales Registry's historical indexes. Once you have selected a specific record you can then purchase the certificate. When a selection is made you will be directed to the Registry’s secure website for the final purchase. The certificate will be posted to you. Postage is free!

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Customer Reviews

Works well

Works as advised in the blurb, a quick way to do a search without going to the website. The comments from others that they can't find info suggest that they didn't read about the embargo periods for records. The only way to improve would be the ability to purchase certificates without leaving the app and going to the website.
Overall, well done !!

Works Perfectly

This app is identical to the NSWBDM site and gives the same results. Handy to have for quick access. First time users press the help button and READ the instructions before searching. It'll stop you from embarrassing yourself when you write a review claiming the app doesn't work.

Great App

Works perfectly. Easier than the website search. People should remember that only dates stipulated are allowed to be searched and sometimes name spellings changed over the years.

Family History
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).

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