Benevolent Society of New South Wales
The Register Of Baptisms for Renwick Hospital for Infants includes the date of the baptism, the name of the child, the name of the mother, the name of the minister 'baptised by', and religion of the family. They also occasionally show the date of birth or age of the child.
These records are restricted and written permission from the Benevolent Society must be obtained. At the time of application proof of ID and/or proof of relationship to the person in the records must be provided. For preservation purposes you may only be able to access a copy of the original record. Contact the State Library of New South Wales for assistance in applying for access to the collection.
The series is arranged chronologically and there are 2 volumes.
Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 16 December 2014