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21. 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.

22. Onsite(CDROM)Sands and Kenny's Melbourne Directories 1857-1861

State Library of Victoria and MacBeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd: This is a facsimile copy on CD-ROM of five Melbourne directories originally published in print. Over 2000 images of original pages are included. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND MICROFORMS READING ROOM ON JUKE BOX PC.

23. FreeUnassisted Immigration to Victoria: Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British and Foreign Ports 1852-1923

Public Records Office Victoria: This index can be searched for 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 Microforms Reading Room on Open Access.

24. FreeVictoria Government Gazette 1836-1997

State Library of Victoria: This online archive of historic government gazettes provides access to over 160 years of official information published in and about Victoria. It contains images of every relevant page in the Victoria Government Gazette produced since 1836, as well as a searchable index based on the published indexes in each publication. Not all names in the Gazette are indexed. First published in the earliest days of the colony, the Victoria Government Gazette (1836 to 1997) documents the official notifications of government decisions and legal actions to other governments, government agencies and the general public.

25. 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.

26. Free1891 Women's Suffrage Petition

Public Record Office Victoria: In 1891 members from the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the Victorian Temperance Alliance and other women's suffrage groups worked together to collect signatures from women throughout Victoria requesting the right to vote for women in the colony. Nearly 30,000 signatures were recorded. The petition has now been digitised and indexed and has a facility for members of the public to add life details for the contributors.

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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 Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library.

"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,