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My ancestor was in an asylum : brief guide to asylum records in Australia and New Zealand / Shauna Hicks
Bib ID 6451273
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hicks, Shauna, author
 
Description St Agnes, SA : Unlock the Past, 2014 
©2014 
56 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781921956348 (paperback)
Series

Unlock the past.

Summary

If you have lost an ancestor, or simply misplaced them for a few years, then asylum records may be worth investigating. This brief guide provides an introduction to resources available and how to use these resources effectively.

Full contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Archival resources
  • Other resources
  • Overview of resources
  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • Victoria (VIC)
  • Tasmania (TAS)
  • South Australia (SA)
 
Notes

"The potential value of asylum records for family history research is often underestimated ... people could be placed in an institution for a wide variety of reasons and for maybe only a few days. Asylums were not just for people with mental illnesses, they often were refuges for the old and the destitute. Those people with no one else to care for them or unable to care for themselves often found themselves in institutional care"--Introduction.

Includes bibliographical references (page 53) and index.

Subjects Asylums -- Australia -- History.  |  Asylums -- New Zealand -- History.  |  Institutional care -- Australia -- History.  |  Institutional care -- New Zealand -- History.  |  Genealogy -- Archival resources.  |  Australia -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  |  New Zealand -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  |  Australian

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