Ryerson Index to Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers
The Ryerson Index is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers. It also includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries.
Because the Index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society, it concentrates on notices from NSW papers, although some papers from other states are included also. Within NSW, the bulk of the entries are from the two Sydney papers, the "Sydney Morning Herald" and the "Daily Telegraph".
Indexing is being continuously carried out by a team of volunteers, too numerous to mention individually, who give freely of their time to ensure the site continues to grow. Site updates occur every couple of weeks, and more often in periods of high activity.
The index itself cannot by definition be considered a primary source of data, but is purely a research aid to direct the researcher to the original source of a notice.