Popular Genealogy Sites
- Australian Cemeteries online database of Australian cemeteries
- Australian Family History & Genealogy selected websites this National Library of Australia link provides informative sites both in Australia and overseas and pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards has lots of good Australian information and links for family history researchers
- Australian Family History Compendium emphasises Australian material.
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Aboriginal Family History Unit assists anyone of Indigenous heritage with their family history research
- Australian Newspaper digitalisation program – searchable site for articles published in many Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954
- CoraWeb a well-organised directory of sites with an Australian flavour
- Cyndi’s List a huge number of links divided into categories, good starting place for family history research.
- Family Search the Mormon Church site that has a searchable database of over 2 million names
- Genuki an excellent site for those interested in tracing their family history in the British Isles.
- National Archives of Australia lots of Australian material for family history researchers and about the history of our nation.
- Obituaries Australia is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Here you will find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.
- Society of Australian Genealogists Australia’s first first family history society with lots of information
- State Records NSW (Indexes online) – Census | Colonial Secretary | Convicts | Court‚ Police‚ Prison | Education & Child Welfare | Immigration & Shipping | Indigenous Australians | Insolvency | Land | Naturalization | Probate and Deceased Estates | Railway Employees | Registers of Firms | Street Names
- Online Indexes to Convict Records State Records New South Wales – includes Index to Certificates of Freedom, 1823-1869, Index to Tickets of Exemption from Government Labor, 1827-1832, Index to Convict Bank Accounts, 1837-1870, Convict Exiles, 1846-1850, Pardons 1791-1825, 1837-1847, Tickets of Leave & Certificates of Emancipation and Pardons (1810-1819) and others
- First Fleet Online Lots of information on the First Fleet convicts plus many other resources
- Irish Trials and Transportation Records – National Archives of Ireland Transportation Database
- Patricia Downes’ Genealogy Pages lists Arrivals in Sydney on the First, Second and Third Fleets.
- Proceedings of the Old Bailey
- Convictions: Australian Shipping Arrivals and Departures (1788-1968)
- Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters an online index of passenger and crew lists for ships arriving in Australian Waters 1845-1922, searchable by month, year, ship, passengers and mariners. Not complete, being constantly updated.
- State Records NSW Immigration and Shipping Includes assisted and unassisted immigrants arriving in Sydney, Newcastle, Moreton Bay and Port Phillip
Military Service Records
- Australian War Graves in South African Boer War 1899-1902
- Australian War Memorial lots of great information about Australia’s involvement in war
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission records relating to civilians and military personnel killed in World War 1 and World War 2 and memorials
- National Archives of Australia Service Records online index
- Discovering ANZACS is a tool to browse 375,971 records of service in the Australian Army during World War I.