Wednesday, 6 April 2011

D4878 Alien Registration series

Just when i thought i was close to having a pretty complete list of all Lithuanians who came to South Australia, I tried some different search techniques in the National Archives of Australia website. What I did find is a record series D4878, Alien registration documents, alphabetical series, dating from 01 Jan 1923 - 31 Dec 1967. The records were created by
Australian Customs Service, State Administration, South Australia, and Department of Immigration, South Australia Branch. It also showed me that I had missed quite a few names for my database.

The best part is all these records are digitised and can be viewed online for free. This records series should appear if you are doing a general name search. These records have a persons date of birth, place of birth, name changes, occupation, sometimes Immigration Centre housed in on arrival, children, ship name and arrival details.

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