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1. Onsite(CDROM)AGCI: Australasian Genealogical Computer Index

Society of Australian Genealogists: This CD contains indexes to 3.9 million records drawn from the collections of 39 family history societies and institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand and is available to researchers in this fully searchable format for the first time. 19th & 20th century data drawn from cemetery records, shipping arrivals, newspaper entries, council rate books and war memorials are among the records included. Each entry shows name, date and type of event and the source from which it is drawn. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEWSPAPER READING ROOM ON JUKE BOX PC.

2. FreeAlphabetic list of convict ships

Convict Connections: A list of convict ships sent to the Australian colonies, including arrival date, the port they departed from and their destination.

3. OnsiteAncestry (Library Edition)

Proquest: This genealogy research website allows researchers to look for the records of their family across a range of categories including censuses and electoral rolls; birth, death and marriage records; immigration records; military records; directories and almanacs. Records come from across the world including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and are being added to continuously.

4. FreeAustralian Army History Unit

Australian Army: The Australian Army History Unit promotes the study and understanding of the Australian Army's history and contributes to the future development of the Army by providing relevant historical analysis in support of future planning. This website includes information on relevant primary materials, army traditions, battle honours and research family history of an ancestor who served in the army.

5. FreeAustralian Cemeteries

Australian Cemeteries Mailing List: This site contains a list of all known Australian cemeteries. The list provides contact information for each cemetery. Also provided, if available, are links to online burial indexes and/or contact points for 'look ups' and transcripts of burial lists.

6. FreeAustralian Medical Pioneers Index

: A database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875. The site covers Australian medical history, with a database of medical pioneers and educational background material. Includesdoctors who were registered or qualified in Australia, were resident in Australia, or visited here in a professional capacity, before 1875. Ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners and medical specialists are included.

7. Onsite(CDROM)Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa 1899-1902

Australian Defence Force Academy: CD-ROM version of the 1911 text of information relating to the Australian contingents in the Boer War by Lt Colonel P. Murray. Also titled 'Official records of the Australian military contingents to the war in South Africa' and held at NL 968.2 AUS

8. FreeAustralian & New Zealand American Civil War Veterans

Paul Camp, Steve Wolf and Jim Gray: This website is a dedication to the Australian Union and Confederate Veterans of the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. It has been created from numerous sources, government documents, research libraries and hundreds of pieces of information emailed in, and donated, by individuals from all over Australia and the United States. It includes work by individuals in both the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, the American Civil War Round Table of Queensland, the American Civil War Round Table of Australia, the late Roy Parker and others.

9. FreeAustralian War Memorial

: The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive documentary archive. Its purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. Information available from the Memorial includes nominal rolls of Australians in various conflicts, biographical information, Red Cross files, embarkation rolls, official histories of Australia at war, and an encyclopaedia.

10. Onsite(CDROM)Births in Australia 1788-1828

J.S. Shaw North Publishing: This online database records details of 27, 500 births in the Australian colonies, representing approximately 15,000 pioneer families. The breakdown of the records are: 23,648 in New South Wales, 2,600 in Tasmania, 885 on Norfolk Island, 330 Aborigines or part-Aborigines, 1 on Kangaroo Island (S. Aust.), 1 on Melville Island (N.T.) and 9 on King Island (Tas.). This CD-ROM is the online version of the 2nd ed. of the print "Births in Australia 1788-1828" compiled by James Hugh Donohoe. Print editions can requested online from the catalogue for use in the Main Reading Room.

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Our subject guides

"Family history sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room"

A guide to Australian and selected overseas genealogy resources, including births, deaths and marriages registers, electoral rolls, government records, and shipping records. Arranged by subject within a State or Country.

"Australian family history and genealogy: selected websites"

This resource contains links to a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. It also provides links to other informative sites and contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.

"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 Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

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

"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,

"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.