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"Australian cemetery records"

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.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

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,

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

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.

"First World War"

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.

"Australian maps for family historians"

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.

"British and Irish maps for family historians"

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.

"Australian Indigenous language collections"

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.

"Family history"

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.

"Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.

"Australian shipping and passenger records"

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.

"Australian indigenous family history"

A guide to researching your indigenous family history at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on birth, death and marriage records; mission records; military records and other resources

"Convicts"

Research guide highlighting collection material and online resources relating to all areas of convicts in Australia.