Australia Research Guide

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Society Of Australian Genealogists.[1] Australia’s first family history society.

Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.[2]

Bendigo Historical Society Inc.[3]

Hunter Valley Genealogy[4]


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External Links

  • British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database - Has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm at all Australian State Libraries. You can find details for over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more.
  • Ryerson Index - Is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers. It also includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries.
  • Australian Cemeteries Index - The purpose of this index is to provide a searchable data base for all cemetery inscriptions that have been recorded by the authors and contributors over several years. It is intended to be a useful tool for those researching their family history. The index contains details of headstones from a number of cemeteries in Australia. It initially concentrated on cemeteries in regional NSW but is now expanding Australia wide.
  • Trove - Digitised Australian Newspapers.
  • Australian Births Deaths and Marriages
 - Births Deaths and Marriages ACT
 - Births Deaths and Marriages NSW 
 - Births Deaths and Marriages NT
 - Births Deaths and Marriages QLD
 - Births Deaths and Marriages SA
 - Births Deaths and Marriages TAS
 - Births Deaths and Marriages VIC
 - Births Deaths and Marriages WA