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City of Sydney: Sydney's Aldermen provides biographical information on aldermen and councillors elected to serve on the City of Sydney Council since 1842. This website provides information on over 400 former aldermen and councillors with details of their local government service history, occupation, family background, community involvement and parliamentary service.
: 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 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
University of Wollongong: First Fleet Online consists of information about 780 convicts who were transported to Australia in 1787. It contains a database of the First Fleet convicts; background notes about the sources of the data in the database; diary extracts, stories and letters of the time; advice about how to approach learning in general; suggestions on how to investigate the topic of the First Fleet in particular; reference and links to other information about the Australia's past.
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.
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.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library.
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,
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.