Search datasets through the online MIDAS catalogue
The Society's MIDAS catalogue doesn't just provide information about our Manuscript and Image Collection; it also contains many datasets. You can find these through a BASIC search in MIDAS. Search for a specific person - Frederick Green - or do a much broader search by choosing a surname. Once on the results screen, sorting the Call No/Description field by file number will group together records which come from the same source. In some instances logged-in SAG members will be able to see the full transcription of an entry by downloading the attachment to the file or ordering more information through MIDAS, in other cases there is no additional information available.
These datasets listed below are a combination of card indexes which have now been captured electronically by volunteers, digital versions of SAG material previously published on CD-ROM and microfiche, and indexes prepared by members and donated to the Society. Where additional information is available through MIDAS or through the SAG Library at 2/379 Kent Street this is shown.
New records are being added to the datasets on MIDAS on a regular basis.
Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death & Burial Records
Arch Gray Card Index
Baptism, birth, burial, marriage and death records, especially for the Scone and Upper Hunter regions of NSW from parish registers, cemetery records and newspapers. This card index was donated to the Society by Arch Gray's widow, the late Nancy Gray, and has been transferred from cards by volunteers. #
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Funeral Director Registers – Claude Everingham & Keith Logue 1907-1983. #
SAG Parish Registers
Predominantly NSW parish register extracts, but also covering other states of Australia and some overseas records. Transcribed from an original card index by SAG volunteers. #
Index prepared by SAG volunteer Alan Day to the Camperdown burial registers and burial butts, which are held on microfilm in the SAG library.
Headstone Transcriptions & Photographs to 2014 compiled and donated to the SAG by Bruce and Betty Shepherd. Digital images can be ordered through MIDAS.
Macquarie Park Cemetery
Headstone Transcriptions 1922-2001 containing 75,000 names. Nearby grave reports are available on request from MIDAS. This data was originally published on CD by the SAG in 2003 and is also available in the SAG library.
Headstone Transcriptions 1867-1992. Nearby grave reports are available on request from MIDAS. This data was originally published on CD by the SAG in 2002 and is also available in the SAG library.
Rookwood Garden & Columbarium
Headstone Transcriptions and Photographs to c.2015, compiled and donated to the SAG by Bruce & Betty Shepherd. Digital images can be ordered through MIDAS.
SAG Cemetery Index
Index to cemetery transcriptions for various cemeteries, especially NSW. Transcribed from an original card index by SAG volunteers. #
South Head Cemetery
Index to headstone transcriptions to 2002. Nearby graves report available on request from MIDAS. This data was originally published on CD with Waverley Cemetery by the SAG in 2005 and is available in the SAG library.
Index and transcriptions of various Victorian cemeteries prepared by Mr B.C. Grayden. Transcribed from the original card index by SAG volunteers. A digital copy of the card is available through MIDAS.
Index to headstone transcriptions to 2002. Nearby graves report available on request from MIDAS. This data was original published on CD with South Head Cemetery by the SAG in 2005 and is also vailable in the SAG library.
Mariners Card Index
Index to the Lloyds Register of Shipping 1834, 1838, 1848 & 1852. Transcribed from the original Sea Captains' Card Index prepared by SAG volunteers. The four Lloyd's volumes indexed in this dataset are held in the SAG library.
Research cards of Mrs Pat Mills, SAG Honorary Research Secretary 1965-1980
NSW Convict Tickets of Leave Butts 1827-1867
Name index to the NSW Convict Tickets of Leave Butts 1827-1867, part of a series of indexes to NSW Tickets of Leave originally prepared and published on microfiche by Dr Perry McIntyre.
Passenger & Crew departing Sydney. Originally prepared by the late Norma Tuck as a microfiche index, which is also held in the SAG library.
Soldiers & Marines
Index to a sample of Paylists & Muster Rolls of British regiments serving in Australia between 1788-1830.
WWI & WW2 Service Cards
Indexes drawn mainly from published sources such as C.E.W. Bean's Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918, 1921-42 and A.G. Butler's Official History of the Australian Medical Army Services in the War of 1914-18, 1930-43, as well as some volumes of the Australia in the War of 1939-45 series. Includes NSW Lancers 1897-1927