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21. FreeBritish Convict transportation registers database 1787-1867

State Library of Queensland: The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the HO 11 Criminal - Convict Transportation Registers series of British Home Office records. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867. You may find the following information on each entry: Name of convict, including any known aliases, Place of trial [The date of trial is recorded on the original registers and will be gradually added to this database], Term of sentence, Name of ship and date of departure, Place of arrival, Miscellaneous notes e.g. Died at sea; Ticket of Leave, etc. These records mainly include those convicted in England and Scotland. Only a small number of Irish convicts appear in this series of the Home Office records. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These "soldier convicts" may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.

22. Onsite(CDROM)Canberra Times Index 1926-1970

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra: An index of the death, funeral and in memoriam notices published in the Canberra Times from 3 September 1926 to 31 December 1970.

23. Onsite(CDROM)Canberra Times Index 1971-1974

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra: An index of the death, funeral and in memoriam notices published in the Canberra Times from 1971 to 1974.

24. FreeCatholic Parish Registers

National Library of Ireleand: Contains images from the National Library of Ireland's collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880.

25. FreeCemetery Records Online (Worldwide)

Interment: This site contains actual burial records and tombstone inscriptions collected from cemeteries all over the world, although the bulk of the records come from cemeteries in the United States. Records are mostly compiled and recorded by others who have contributed them here.

26. FreeCensus of Ireland 1901 and 1911

National Archives of Ireland: This site provides the household returns and ancilliary records of the 1911 census of Ireland. A name index, transcripts and digitised images are provided and you may also browse the census returns by street.

27. Onsite(CDROM)1828 Census of New South Wales

This was the first New South Wales census. It was held in November 1828 and is the only census to survive in full to the present day. It aimed to record all the inhabitants of the colony at the time, and provides the individual's full name, age, place of residence, ship of arrival, occupation employer's name and place of residence.

28. Onsite(CDROM)1841 Census South Australia

Gould Genealogy: View the actual 1841 census together with a modern index and biographies. Population at 01 January - 15,485 persons. The 1841 census is the only one in South Australia for which any detailed records survive.

29. Onsite(CDROM)Charles Kinsela and Son: Funeral Directors : Burial Register Index

Central Coast Family History Society:

30. FreeChinese Naturalisation Database 1857-1887 (New South Wales)

: The Chinese Naturalisation Database is based on the Naturalisation records and the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence held by the State Records NSW. The Database lists the names of those Chinese who were naturalised prior to the NSW Chinese Restriction Act of 1888.

Our subject guides

"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.