TURTLE CONSOLIDATED SERVICES
NSW STATE RECORDS RETRIEVAL SERVICE
A more complete family history service including transcriptions of New South Wales BDM records, retrieval of documents held at the NSW State Records Office, a certificate service for English BDM records and a transcription service for Tasmanian BDM and Scottish records. There is also a link for Irish and New Zealand BDM records.
There are a number of copying services offered at the Kingswood repository of the New South Wales State Records. If you wish to place an order, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an order form.
Below is a list of our most commonly requested items. If the item that you are after does not appear here, please email us for a quote. All prices include the GST. The prices quoted are where reference details are provided by the client. There is an extra fee of $5 per item where an index search is necessary to locate the reference details. Postage and handling within Australia is an additional $5 per item. Where files are very large there may be additional postage and handling fees. Overseas postal orders entail and postage and handling fee of $12, although if the files are large there may be additional charges as required. It is now also possible to receive many files by email or via USB. There are no handling fees for emailed orders, but USB orders do attract and additional fees. Please email us for the fees involved with USB orders:
PROBATE AND DECEASED ESTATE RETRIEVAL SERVICE ($30): Probates are currently available to 1976 and part of 1989. Deceased estate files are available to 1958.These include copying of up to 20 standard A4 size pages. Where the file runs to more than 20 standard A4 pages, there is an additional fee of 50 cents per standard page or $2 for each non standard page. Orders within Australian also attract a $5 postage and handling fee. For overseas orders, add an extra $12 for postage and handling.
INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY ($35): We can access files up to 1928. For bankruptcies after 1928, you will need to consult the National Archives because bankruptcy then became a federal matter. This service includes copying of up to 30 standard A4 pages. Orders within Australian also attract a $5 postage and handling fee.Please add $12 for postage and handling for overseas orders.
DIVORCE PACKAGE COPYING SERVICE ($35): Currently files are available for divorces till 1963 and also for the year 1970. For files outside these time periods please contact the NSW Supreme Court. This service includes copying of up to 30 standard A4 pages. Orders within Australian also attract a $5 postage and handling fee.Please add $12 for postage and handling for overseas orders.
1828 or 1841 CENSUS TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE ($20): Add $5 for an index search. These files are generally emailed and so usually attract no additional charges.
NSW CONVICT RECORDS ($20): Please add $5 for an index search and $5 for overseas orders. These files are generally emailed and so usually attract no additional charges.There are a number of different convict items available including:
Remission of Sentences (1810-19)
Tickets of Exemption (1827-1832)
Certificates of Freedom (1823-69)
Tickets of Leave (1810-75)
Convict Bank Accounts (1837-70)
SHIPPING RECORDS TO NSW ($20): The fee for these is generally $20 where the reference details are provided. Please add $5 for an index search. These files are generally emailed and so usually attract no additional charges:
Assisted immigration including Port Phillip 1839-57, Sydney & Newcastle 1844-59, Moreton Bay 1848-58 and Sydney 1860-96.
Passengers and crew departing NSW 1816-25.
INQUEST PAPERS ($30): Please note that many of these court papers no longer survive. Often only the Register survives and not the court papers themselves. This service covers copying of up to 20 standard A4 pages. Please add $5 postage handling for Australian orders and $12 for overseas orders. If you want just the Register copied, the fee is $20 and this can generally be emailed.
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S PAPERS ($20): This covers copying of up to 5 pages. Add $5 for an index search. These files can generally be emailed, but if you need them posted there is an additional postage and handling fee of $5 or $12 for overseas orders.
NSW NATURALIZATION PAPERS ($20): This covers copying of up to 5 pages. Add $5 for an index search. $10 for overseas orders.
INDEX SEARCH ONLY ($5): The results of an index search can be emailed.
MORE GENERAL RESEARCH: Laurie or Lorraine will also do more general research at the NSW State Records (Kingswood) on an hourly basis. Please email with your special needs or to receive a quote.
RESEARCH ASSESSMENT: Whilst we are happy to give free research advice for very brief problems that you might encounter whilst doing your family history research, please note that there is a $25 fee to make an assessment of a detailed research request, or where numerous documents need to be worked through to suggest possible future directions that your research might take. The possibilities are many with this service, but the types of records that can be accessed include NSW orphanage records, state employee records, psychiatric records, Colonial Secretary's correspondence, court records, gaol records, government gazettes, police gazettes and many others.
REQUEST FOR A QUOTE: If you want to ask us for a quote you can do so by emailing email@example.com
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