Familiarize yourself with what sort of records are available and identify which ones you want to search.
Step 3: Once you have obtained the correct fiche number, you can then look up your passenger list.
Consult Register of assisted immigrants from United Kingdom 1839-1871 located in the Family History & Newspaper Room at call number GMF 106 Box 2.
Each book of passenger lists is clearly labelled in the box of microfiche.
Note: These passenger lists are now also available to view on Ancestry Library Edition, available onsite to Library users.
Additional resources: You may also wish to search the Index to assisted immigrants arriving at Port Phillip, 1839-1851 which is available on the State Records New South Wales website.
This indexes a separate but similar set of records and you may find slight differences in information (for example slight name variations).Once you have obtained the name of the ship, the date, the reel, record and page number, you can then browse the digital copies of the passenger lists on the State Records NSW website.Microfilm copies are also available in the Family History & Newspaper Room.After 1871, records of assisted migrants were not kept separately from those of unassisted migrants.Please consult the Unassisted immigration section if you're looking for passenger lists covering the years 1872-1923.For records after 1923 please see the 1924 onwards page.