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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 ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.

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. FreeAssisted Immigrants Shipping lists 1839-1896

State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales: This index lists names of assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle 1844-59 (NRS 5315, NRS 5316, NRS 5317, NRS 5320, NRS 5321), Moreton Bay 1848-59 (NRS 5316, NRS 5317) and Port Phillip 1839-51 (NRS 5318). The term 'assisted immigrant' refers to those people whose passage was subsidised or paid for through one of the several assisted immigration schemes which operated to New South Wales from the United Kingdom and other countries.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. Onsite(CDROM)Bound for South Australia passenger lists 1836-1851

Di Cummings: This CD contains passenger lists for the 3000 overseas and local ships that came to South Australia between 1836-1851. Also includes additional information including individual names, ages and occupations for many of the 60,000 local and overseas families and individual passengers who came to South Australia between 1836-1851.

8. 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.

9. FreeFind and Connect

: The Find and Connect website brings together records relating to institutional care in Australia. It contains information about and images of childrens homes, as well as information about where records relating to care can be found such as government departments or past providers of care. It does not contain personal information or private records. This website contains information that is relevant to anyone who experienced out of home care in Australia, not only the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants but also members of the Stolen Generations, foster children, wards of state and adopted children.

10. OnsiteFindmypast World Edition

Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the World Edition, which includes the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United States and Canada collections. Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. Popular records contained in the collections include birth, marriage and death records; census records; British newspapers; parish baptisms, marriages and burials; military records, and passenger lists of ships leaving the UK. A key collection is that of the British in India, produced in partnership with the British Library, and including the records of the British India Office and the East India company. Also provides access to the 1939 Register.

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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,

"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.

"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.