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Blog post from Thursday, 24 April, 2014

My ancestor was in an asylum. By Shauna Hicks

If you have lost an ancestor, or simply misplaced them for a few years, then asylum records may be worth investigating. This brief guide is an excellent introduction to resources available and how to use these resources effectively. Do asylums hold the key to bringing down your brick wall? Why not find out now .

A number of asylum records can be found in the Mitchell Library manuscripts collections. Search the catalogue using keywords “Asylums New South Wales” to see a list of these records. Some collections are restricted.