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National Archives of Australia: The records in the collection of the National Archives of Australia trace the events and decisions that shaped the nation. Papers of Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Ministers are held as well as Cabinet documents, Royal Commission files and departmental records on defence, immigration, security and intelligence, naturalisation, and many other issues involving the federal government. The main focus is on records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 however there are also some nineteenth-century records relating to functions that were transferred by the colonies to the Commonwealth government, including shipping and post offices. Most records in the collection are files, but there are also significant holdings of photographs, posters, maps, architectural drawings, films, playscripts, musical scores and sound recordings. War service records as well as other family history material is also held.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: The Archives Resources Kit (ARK) produced by the State Records Authority of New South Wales contains microfilm copies of their most popular and heavily used colonial records. Included are records to do with convict arrivals, assisted immigrants, births deaths and marriages, publicans licences, electoral rolls, naturalisation records, returns of the colony, land grants and records relating to the Colonial Secretary 91788-1825). All microfilm is held by the National Library. This website provides a Guide to Using the Archives Resources Kit as well as a link to their publication Archives in Brief 39 - What's in the Archives Resources Kit.
Informit: Index to births, deaths and marriages registered in New South Wales 1788 to 1888 (Pioneers series) NSW Church baptisms, marriage and burial records 1788-1856 (incomplete) NSW official birth, death and marriage records 1856-1888
Informit: Index to NSW birth, death and marriage records, 1889-1918 (Federation series)
New South Wales. Department of Attorney General and Justice: Provides a free online historical index search to the Index to Births (1788-1915), Deaths (1788-1985), and Marriages (1788-1965) in New South Wales. Additional information for early entries and a birth index to 1918 are available on reading room computers. Some pre 1856 parish records are also available in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room in Microfilm Drawer 'New South Wales 1", call number mfm N 229.
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand: Provides online access to New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages. Historical records available include: births that occurred at least 100 years ago, stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago, marriages and eventually civil unions that occurred at least 80 years ago, deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or where the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago. Maori information is also included.
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc.: This index of over 1 million names assists in the location of a burial or death, generally in New Zealand, but it also includes some burials that occurred overseas. Use this index to find a reference to the burial or monumental inscription details in New Zealand Cemetery Records 1985 at mc 1701 in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
Christchurch City Libraries: This website provides links to some New Zealand cemeteries and online cemetery listings.
Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc: Index of Northern Territory related deaths were extracted from cemeteries registers, headstones, newspapers, probates and police journals. Contains 31,000 records mainly from the NT but some Territorians who died or were buried in other places. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
: This title provides an index to the following records held by State Records New South Wales: Immigration; NRS 5264, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900 [4/4576 to 4/4598, microfilm copy SRNSW Reel Nos. 2668A to 2675] and the supplementary records of Embarkation Orders and Shipping Lists in Immigration; NRS 5269, Persons Proceeding to the Colony under Remittance Regulations, Oct 1856-Feb 1858 [with Ships Arriving Nov 1856 to Feb 1858] - part of 1 box (Ref: 9/6182.1 1 bundle) -
A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.
The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,
A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.
The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.
A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.
This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.
A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.
A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.
A guide to immigration records and shipping-related resources held at the National Library of Australia. These cay help to identify when and how an ancestor first arrived in this country. Excludes convict and military arrivals.