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A guide to researching convict ancestors.
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.
S & N Genealogy Supplies: This CD contains both a searchable index to crew lists, crew agreements and log books as well as details including full name, age, date of birth, place of birth, name of ship, previous ship etc. This master name index of more than 270,000 records has been produced from the original files from local record offices in the British Isles and at the Public Record Office, Kew (England).
This resource is a categorised and cross-referenced index to Australian and overseas genealogical resources on the Internet. It has a strong bias towards resources from the United States of America, England and Britain.
David & Julie Dern: Contains over 85,000 monumental transcriptions from 250 of Queensland's country cemeteries. Listed alphabetically by surname, the inscription details are all listed afterwards, together with the cemetery that they came from.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria: Index to Victorian death records 1921-1985.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria: Index to Victorian birth, death and marriage records 1902-1913.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria: Index to Victorian birth, death and marriage records 1889-1901.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria: Index to Victorian birth, death and marriage records 1914-1920.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria: This electronic resource contains an index and the records of 6200 births, deaths and marriages on board international and coastal ships bound for Victoria between 1853 and 1920. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
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.