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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
Society of Australian Genealogists: Contains a searchable database of 36,000 names of free passengers, crews & military arriving by passenger, merchant or whaling vessels to New South Wales between 1826 and 1837.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: This resource provides name indexes to Assisted Immigrants arriving in the ports of Port Phillip, Sydney and Newcastle, and Moreton Bay (Brisbane). The index covers all the ports although they can be searched as separate indexes for: Port Phillip (1839 - 1851) Sydney and Newcastle (1844 - 1859) Moreton Bay (1848 - 1859), Sydney (1860-1879) and Sydney (1880 - 1896). The index contains references to Persons on Bounty Ships to New South Wales, Newcastle on microfilm on Open Access in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: Combines seven of the State Records Authority's records into a single database. Indexes are: Certificates of Freedom 1823-69, Convict Bank Accounts 1837-70, Tickets of Exemption from Government Labor 1827-32, Tickets of Leave Certificates of Emancipation and Pardons 1810-19, Tickets of Leave 1810-75, Ticket of Leave Passports 1835-69, Convict Death Register 1828-79. Also includes 'Sentenced Beyond the Seas', a project to digitise and index Australia's early convict records (currently, as of January 2013, covering the period 1788-1801).
State Records Authority of New South Wales: Each entry in the index provides convict's surname, forename, aliases (if any), ship, year of arrival, Certificate of Freedom or Colonial Certificate of Freedom number, date of Certificate, State Records item number, Reel number(s), and remarks.
Descendents of Convicts' Group, Inc: Index to approximately 10,000 convict movements in the Colony of New South Wales (covering present day New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Entries comprise convict's names or alias, the date of the movement, and the place from which the convict was moved.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: An index to NSW Convict Tickets of Leave. A Ticket of Leave was evidence that a convict was allowed to work outside the assignment system. Each butt gives the following information: prisoner's number, name, ship arrived on, master of ship, year of arrival, native place, trade or calling, offence, place of trial, date of trial, sentence, year of birth, complexion, height, colour of hair, colour of eyes, general remarks, the district prisoner is allocated to, the Bench who recommended him, and the date of issue of ticket. There are also notes of change of district, conditional pardons, etc. on most of the butts. The index contains references to the Ticket of Leave Butts: 1827 - 1867 (SR Reels AO 909-65, 2688A) available in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room on Open Access.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: This index includes the names of passengers who paid their own fare, as well as assisted immigrants. Information includes: name, ship, date of arrival, age, events (e.g. shipwreck), and the series, item and microform numbers. It is not a complete index to immigration for the period. Other indexes for assisted and unassisted immigrants in E-Resources should also be consulted. Only some source material for this index is held by the National Library.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: The 1841 census records the population by police districts, counties and towns. The Index to the 1841 Census covers all the surviving householders' returns and abstracts of returns. As the returns record only the name of the head of the household, the names of the other people resident in the household are not identified. The Index provides details of: householder's or owners name; return number; residence; item identifier; page number; reel number and notes. 1841 census, abstracts of householders returns, Reel 1 (A.O. Reel 2222) Berrima - Port Phillip, Reel 2 (A.O. Reel 2223) Queanbeyan - Yass, are available on microfilm in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room, call number mfm G 21464.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: The index contains entries on records maintained by the Governors' Secretaries reflecting all aspects of the administration of the Australian colony from 1788 to 1825. The approach of the Index is primarily a personal one, concentrating on the early inhabitants of our nation - the convicts, settlers, indigenous Australians and colonial officials. However, the Index does contain many entries relating to ships, subjects, towns and localities. The index contains references to material available on microfiche (mc N 763) or microfilm (mfm N 257) on Open Access 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.