Births, deaths & marriages

Screenshot from the probate file of Ewen John Powell

Archives behind the scenes - probate packets

These records contain the last will and testament of the deceased as well as administrative documents around the settling of the estate

Handwritten list of baptisms and marriages in Newcastle in 1818

Births, deaths & marriages guide

Historical information and sources for baptisms, deaths and marriages

Births, deaths & marriages registers, 1787-1856

A list of the Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1787-1856 which can be viewed on microfilm

List of possessions from a deceased estate file From the deceased estate file of Ralph Greig. State Archives Collection AF00190047  INX-15-155710

Deceased estates guide

A brief overview of the administration of the collection of death duties - Deceased estate files - and how to find the records

Deceased estate file listing contents in the house

Deceased estates: what the files can tell you

Deceased estate files are a financial record of the person’s estate when they die and frequently have very detailed information about a person’s possessions.

Photograph from Divorce papers Irene Elizabeth Hoskins - William Hoskins

Divorce records in NSW

General introduction to divorce records in the State Archives Collection

Page from the Divorce file of Stanley Grenfell Lloyd and Alice Kathleen Lloyd

Divorce records index 1873-1923

Search 21,000+ entries - divorce files can include petitions for the dissolution of marriage, petitions for maintenance, marriage certificates, decrees nisi and decrees absolute

Page from the inquest file Douglas Perryman

Inquests & coronial records guide

Inquests are conducted by coroners and are held to investigate the manner and cause of a death or a fire