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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.
: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for war cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries. The casualty database provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars. The exact location, by cemetery plot or memorial panel, where any given name is commemorated, is provided. A record of some 60,000 civilian casualties of the Second World War is provided without details of burial location.
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.
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.
: 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.
Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the collections covering the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and Ireland (not the United States and Canada collections). Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. (If the United States and Canada collection is selected, users are only able to access the small amount of free information available, not the complete collection.) 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
Australian Defence Force Academy: AIF Project. Provides the only comprehensive list and details of the 621 men of the AIF who were killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign. Use Internet Explorer to use this CD.
: A database allowing users to search for convicts to Western Australia either by name of ship or convict name. Information includes date of birth, marital status, occupation, court of sentencing, length of sentence, ticket of leave date, conditional pardon date.
Genealogy SA: Genealogy SA provides online access to the following databases: Newspaper Birth Notices Index from 1960 onwards, Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972 onwards, South Australia Cemeteries Index, Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1928, Death Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1972, Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1937.
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.
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.
A guide to printed information relating to census and muster resources at the National Library of Australia. A large proportion of the census information held at the National Library is kept in microform format. Further information on how to find these items can be found in Family History Sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room (available on eResources).
A guide to the holdings of Australian electoral rolls at the National Library of Australia. Contains references to print material as well as microform material held in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library.
A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Contains print sources only; microfiche guides are listed in the online guide called Family History Sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room.
A guide to ship and passenger records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes records held in print, microform and online formats.
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,