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31. FreeRyerson Index to Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers

Sydney Dead Persons Society: The Ryerson Index is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers and includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries. The index covers mostly New South Wales newspapers, although some newspapers from other States are included.

32. FreeSands Directory

John Sands: A complete digital edition of the Sands Sydney, Suburban and Country Commercial Directory, made available by the City of Sydney. Available online for the years 1858-1933, it contains household and business information which is a fundamental source for research into Sydney history, especially family history.

33. FreeSentenced beyond the Seas

State Records NSW: Provides colour digitised images of early convict indents held at the State Records NSW. These indents list the convicts transported to New South Wales - early indents provide name, date and place of trial and sentence while the later indents usually include physical description, native place, age and crime.

34. FreeSouth Australian Red Cross Information Bureau 1916-1919

State Library of South Australia: Between 1916 and 1919, the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau performed the service of undertaking research into 8,033 enquiries from family and friends of missing Australian Imperial Force personnel fighting in World War 1. This website contains the documentation produced and received in the process of making these enquiries. Searches can by conducted by the name of the missing person, enquirer, eyewitness or location. Names of soldiers may also appear in the Australian War Memorial's resource, First World War Red Cross Wounded and Missing, which can be found on their website at

35. FreeTasmanian Names Index

LINC Tasmania: Provides a name index and full text access to documents relating to Tasmanians from 1803 to late 1980s. Records available include: Arrivals, Births, Census, Deaths, Convict permissions to marry, Departures, Divorces, Naturalisations and Wills.

36. FreeThe Prosecution Project

Griffith University, Australian Research Council: An investigation into the history of criminal trials in Australia. Includes digitised registers of Supreme Court cases that are available in most Australian jurisdictions, recording the names of accused as well as their offences and the outcomes of the trials. Includes links to Trove digitised newspapers.

37. FreeVictorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages: Provides access to the Historical Index containing information on Victorian births (1853-1912), marriages (1853-1942), deaths (1853-1985) and church baptisms, marriages and burials (1836-1853). Also provides access to the Marine Index, containing over 6,200 entries relating to births, marriages and deaths that happened between 1853 and 1920 onboard international and coastal ships bound for port in Victoria. A fee to search the indexes applies.

38. FreeWar Graves Photographic Project

War Graves Photographic Project: The War Graves Photographic Project aims to photograph the war graves of all nationalities in all military conflicts and to make these available through a searchable database. The site is free to search and view information, including a picture of the grave; photographs of individual graves may be purchased. The site is a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, assisted by the Office of Australian War Graves, Canadian Veterans Affairs and the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

39. FreeWestern Australia Ship Arrivals 1898-1926

Western Australian Genealogical Society: A list of the 711 ships that appear in the Western Australia Passenger Arrivals 1898-1926 index (available on eResources).

40. FreeWorld War One Nominal Roll

Commonwealth of Australia: The First World War Nominal Roll Database provides details of approximately 324, 000 members of the AIF who served overseas during the First World War.

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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