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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
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 held on microfilm in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room (mfm N 229, Microfilm Drawer labelled "New South Wales").
Public Record Office Victoria: This index lists the names of assisted passengers who boarded ships to Victoria, Australia, from Britain between 1839 and 1871. The results screen displays some detail on each passenger and a reference to the book and page on which the information can be found in the registers. These registers are available on open access in Microfiche Compartment 21, call number mcN 761 in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room.
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.
Public Record Office Victoria: This database is a searchable list of passengers travelling on ships leaving Victoria. The material indexed is the microfilm copy of the list at the Victorian Public Record Office, Melbourne, catalogued at VPRS 3506 and available in their reading room. The microfilm is currently not available at the National Library of Australia.
Public Records Office Victoria: Searchable index to names of unassisted passengers who boarded ships to Victoria, Australia, from British and Foreign ports between 1852 and 1923. The results screen displays some detail on each passenger and Port type (B, F or N), fiche and page numbers where more detail can be found in the passenger lists. These registers are available on microfiche at mc N 1135 (Foreign ports), mc N 1655 (British ports) and mc N 2256 (New Zealand ports) in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room.
Genealogical Society of Victoria: This CD is an amalgamation of indexes to records of eight hospitals. They are all admission records, except those called the Kyneton Hospital Family Record: Amherst Hospital 1869-1888, Ballarat Hospital 1856-1913, Castlemaine Hospital 1855-1920, Castlemaine Benevolent Asylum 1860-1922, Creswick Hospital 1863-1894, Creswick Hospital outpatients 1873-1877, Dunolly Hospital 1860-1900, Kyneton Hospital Admissions Register 1862-1885, Kyneton Hospital Family Record 1869-1884, Maldon Hospital 1864-1905, Maryborough Hospital 1855-1907. The indexes comprises ten fields of information: surname; given names(s); admission date; age of patient; patients's place of birth; whether single, married or widowed; occupation; residence; and source. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
Public Record Office Victoria: An index to wills and probate records created between 1841 and 2009 in Victoria. The index entry contains links to digitised probate records to 2009.
Macbeth Genealogical Services: The Inquest records indexed are available at the Public Record Office of Victoria.
Genealogical Society of Victoria: This index contains the date of death and the age of the deceased if on the inscription. Each name points to the full transcription. The index of about 119,600 names from 42,500 memorials is in a searchable data base which also contains burial plot identification (where known) and a map of the cemetery. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.
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.
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.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.
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.