Andrew Cairns
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  • Canberra, ACT
  • Australia
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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
Andrew Cairns replied to Pat Harrison's discussion Brian Thomas Flynn
"Hi Brian, I had a quick look at our passenger arrival index and found a record for him arriving in Australia in 1965. See the digital copy of the record here. If you are looking for more information, please contact our reference team using our…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"PS - apologies for the typo in my post above. I can't seem to edit the post to fix the mistake. AndrewNAA Staff"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"Hi Elizabeth, I know this post is almost a year old, but I thought I would post an update. If you are not already aware, NAA recently reduced our copying charges for these records from $75.90 per record to $39.90 per record. We hope that this will…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to wrightedwin51@yahoo.com's discussion deportation
"Hi Edwin, Unfortunately, the National Archives cannot assist with this inquiry. We are the archives of the Commonwealth government so most of our records date from 1901 onwards. There are State government archives which hold records relating to the…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to judith knight's discussion elizabeth hood/hall/forster
"Hi Judy, I'm not sure if the National Archives can assist with this. We are the archives of the Commonwealth government so most of our records date from 1901 onwards. Moreover, we only hold records created by the Commonwealth, not by State or…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Paul Martyn's discussion Works Dept records 1930s
"Hi Paul, No problem. I think the issue is that there has to be a space between 'CA' and the number. So it's 'CA 14', not 'CA14'. Hope that helps, Andrew"
Dec 12, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Paul Martyn's discussion Works Dept records 1930s
"Hi Paul, Under the CRS system, our records are organised in a hierarchical structure. First, we have the agencies that create records. Each agencies creates 'series' of records, which are collections of records that are in a common format,…"
Dec 11, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to mrlee's discussion to find service record
"Good morning, I would suggest that you have a look at our Researching war service guide. Relevant details would be in his service record and the unit diaries held by the Australian War Memoruial. See the guide for further…"
Dec 6, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Michael Kent's discussion Police court transcript
"Hi Matthew, These records should be held by the State Archives of NSW. I'd suggest that you contact them to inquire (https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/contact-us). Regards, Andrew Cairns (NAA staff)"
Dec 6, 2018

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