Andrew Cairns
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Andrew Cairns replied to STEVEN CRAIG's discussion My Grandfather's Service Number
"Hi Steven, Thanks for providing that information. I'm afraid that I haven't had any success. As Sylvia has indicated, he doesn't appear on the DVA Nominal Roll, so presumably did not serve in Korea. He may have served overseas during…"
Jun 7
Andrew Cairns replied to Dale Down's discussion German POWs WW1
"Hi Dale, You may want to have a look at the file below, which has been digitised and contains various lists of POWs and internees and details of their repatriation or deportation. Title War Internees and Deportees 1914-1919 Contents date…"
Jun 6
Andrew Cairns replied to STEVEN CRAIG's discussion My Grandfather's Service Number
"Hi Steven, Most post-WWII army service records are still held by the Department of Defence rather than NAA, so you won't neccessarily find any details of your grandfather's service on RecordSearch. If you can give me his name and date of…"
Jun 6
Andrew Cairns replied to Ella Bennett's discussion Downloading a pdf file
"Hi Ella, You can download a PDF of any record by following the attached instructionsHow%20to%20create%20a%20PDF%20from%20a%20digitised%20record.pdf. Once a record has been digitised you do not need to order or pay for the PDF. Please let us…"
Jun 6
Andrew Cairns replied to Sam Dellit's discussion Can I cite a link to a particular record that will last for decades?
"Hi Sam, I have discussed this with our technical staff. Unfortunately, due to the current set up of RecordSearch, items do not have digital object identifiers. We are hoping to implement this along with a number of other modenisation changes as…"
Jun 4
Andrew Cairns replied to Sam Dellit's discussion How do I cite a URL to a specific item in RecordSearch?
"Hi Sam, You are correct - the URLs in RecordSearch are session-specific. It is possible to create a permalink to items using the following URL template: http://www.naa.gov.au/go.aspx?i=[ItemBarcodeNumber] where [ItemBarcodeNumber] is the item's…"
May 28
Andrew Cairns replied to Wayne Keys's discussion Vietnam Conscription
"Hi Wayne, That's odd. Not sure why it didn't work. I've copied the instructions below: Go to our homepage (naa.gov.au). Select Search the collection link on the homepage Select RecordSearch. You will be taken to the Basic search…"
Mar 26
Andrew Cairns replied to Wayne Keys's discussion Vietnam Conscription
"Good morning, Records of which birthdates were drawn in the 1965-1972 National Service ballots can be found in the file below: Title National Service Ballots (list of birthdates drawn in the National Service Ballot held on 10 March 1965 - 22…"
Mar 26
Andrew Cairns commented on Juanita Ellis's blog post What is meant by File cover only - Top numbered to W
"Hi Juanita, Essentially, it means that the documents which were in the file have been moved to another file by the agency that created the records. We still have the original file, but it is now empty - thus 'file cover only'. I…"
Feb 26
Andrew Cairns replied to Gabe mitchell's discussion Italian pow’s working on western Australian farms 1938-49
"Hi Gabe, Thanks for your query. This could be a bit difficult to find. I would suggest that you submit a reference inquiry through our online form and our reference staff can look into it and get back to you. Any detail you can provide, such as…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Robin Rowland's discussion Commonwealth/Empire Air Training Program in Canada
"Hi Robin, Thanks for your query. This could be a bit difficult to find. I would suggest that you submit a reference inquiry through our online form and our reference staff can look into it and get back to you. Kind regards, Andrew Cairns (NAA…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Patricia Hunt's discussion WW2 Records
"Hi Patricia, Just to confirm Elizabeth's advice, you have two options to access a WWII service record that hasn't been digitised. You can either view the original record in our reading room in Canberra, or purchase a digital copy through…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Christine Wozniak's discussion Sawczuks from Delaytin
"Hi Christine, A quick search on RecordSearch brings up the record below, which I assume you've already found: Title SAWCZUK Piotr born 18 June 1924; Pauline born 26 March 1931; Helena born 14 October 1934; Ignacy born 2 December 1937;…"
Jan 24
Andrew Cairns replied to Katerina Novarina's discussion How to find out which arrival ship?
"Hi Katerina, If you don't know the name of the ship, your best bet may be to try using the Passenger Arrivals Index in RecordSearch. That will allow you to search by name, year etc. This said, the index isn't comprehensive but it does…"
Jan 17
Andrew Cairns replied to Diana Palermo's discussion AUSTRALIAN NATURALIZATION PAPERS
"Hi Diana, The availability of naturalisation records depends on the period when a person was naturalised. When was your father-in-law naturalised? Thanks, Andrew Cairns NAA staff"
Dec 18, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"Hi Elizabeth, We don't actually count the pages in an individual record. The charges are determined based on the average size of files within a series. Most WWII service records contain 10-50 pages, so we've decided that they fall into the…"
Dec 17, 2018

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