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Historical Records of Insanity and Unsound Mind

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SERVICES:  (1) Research/Copying, or (2) Source Reference. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away).

I've spent 35 years learning about (and indexing) original records. Genealogy is my business (not just a hobby), so I charge fees for my time. Consulting my 'Insanity and Unsound Mind' index, travelling to a record office in Brisbane, finding the relevant bundle/volume and file/page, and sending you results, all takes time/money.

  • Option 1 (Research/Copying):  If you want me to inspect / copy original documents, the cost will depend on what records are available, and the handling time.

    • If you know (eg, from a death certificate) that the person was in an asylum but you don't have copies of asylum records, the minimum deposit is $65 per person (any surplus is refundable). Print the 'Asylum' request form (PDF; opens in a new window) and send it by post (not email). See the list of payment methods available.

    • If you already have copies of some records but want to check whether I have access to others, the minimum deposit is $22 per person. Print the 'Check records' request form (PDF; opens in a new window) and send it by post (not email). See the list of payment methods available.

    • If you're not sure whether the person was in an asylum, the minimum deposit is $22 per person. Print the 'Check records' request form (PDF; opens in a new window) and send it by post (not email). See the list of payment methods available.

  • Option 2 (Source reference only):  If you want to go to Brisbane to do the research yourself, I will (for a fee) provide source references (the repository, and the title and/or location number of the source). The 'source reference only' fee is $10 for one entry plus $5 for each additional entry (same name or different names). If the same name is listed twice, that is two entries, but don't count 'see' cross-references - for example:

      BLOGGS Joe
      DOE John
      DOE John
      DOEE John (see DOE John)

    This counts as *3* entries (not 4) because you don't pay for 'see' cross-references. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

  • If you just want information about the types of records that I indexed, read 'Researching Mental Asylum Patients' (one of my genealogy mini-guides).
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Other Suggestions (links open in a new window)

Liverpool, Tarban Creek and Parramatta (NSW) mental asylums.

Children in Mental Asylums.

Annual Reports of asylums (Queensland).

Other records that I'm indexing (watch for announcements on What's New).

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